xfce4-indicator-plugin version 2.3.2-0ubuntu1 (Trusty up-to-date)

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 22:57:48 UTC 2014

I just rebuilt my Trusty XFCE4 configuration from scratch: renamed the
existing $HOME/config/xfce4 folder, logged out, and re-logged in. 

New desktop, same symptoms as below.

On 04/03/2014 04:11 PM, Richard Elkins wrote:
> My 13.10 system (pre-migration to 14.04) seemed to have a well-behaved
> indicator plug-in.  Something in the above indicator plug-in version
> (or something else?) changed so I get what I think is aberrant behavior.
> To clear the air, as it were, I established a baseline by removing the
> indicator plug-in from Panel 0.  I then logged out and then logged
> back in.  Okay, no indicator plug-in item ICONs and no Panel 0 issues. 
> I like having a sound menu on Panel 0.  In Saucy, the sound menu
> somehow appeared when I added this plug-in.  In the subject indicator
> plug-in version, when I add the indicator plug-in to Panel 0, the
> following happens:
>  1. ICONs for only the Ethernet and Mail/messaging appear (2 ICONs). 
>     Left clicking on either one gets the correct drop-down menu for
>     those functions.
>  2. So, I right-click on one of the 2 visible indicator plug-in ICONs
>     and select "Properties". 
>  3. Now I can see an indicator table with 4 entries: Application
>     Indicators, Power Management, Sound Menu, and Messaging Menu. 
>     None of them are marked "Hidden".  The "Hide indicators by
>     default" is not checked.  All 4 entries should be enabled, yes?
>  4. In the upper right-hand corner, I can also see my usual Panel 0
>     items that were also there in Saucy: BOINC Manager, Dropbox, IBus,
>     Clock, Weather Update, and Action Buttons.
>  5. Paranoia about consumed Panel 0 space: I edited the Panel 0
>     preferences list of items by discarding all the separators. 
>     Rebooted.  Space squeezed down but no change to Panel 0.
> My questions: 
>  1. Can I assume that Ethernet is part of the Application Indicators? 
>     This seems to be the case.
>  2. Why are the Power Management and Sound Menu items not appearing on
>     Panel 0?  I have logged out and back in a few times.  No change to
>     Panel 0.  I rebooted.  No change to Panel 0.
>  3. Is this a (minor) bug or my lack of understanding how the
>     indicator plug-in should work?  I can work-around this.
>  4. Anyone else having a similar issue?
> Thank you,
> Richard

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