[xubuntu-users] Stop the notification area in Xfce

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Tue Jul 10 07:01:40 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 7:31 PM, Lee Gold <leegold at operamail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way in Xubuntu to completely remove or stop all action of the
> notification area? I want all icons just show up in the panel like they
> used too.
> If I just check in panel preference to not show the notification area
> then icons which only show up there will be missing. That is not want
> I'm asking.
> I want to completely uninstall it and have those icons show big and
> distinctly on the panel not crammed into a small area which is unusable
> on a hi-res laptop.
> Or set the notification area to contain absolutely nothing and then
> remove it from the panel = that would work if the icon relegated to it
> show up normally after that.

If you completely remove and uninstall the notification area, then the
icons will not appear anywhere anymore. They only show up in the
notification area, and without it they will just not show.
You can, however, move your notification area to the bigger panel, and
then it will adjust its size and display bigger icons.

Or maybe you don't mean the notification area at all, but instead you
are thinking about the indicator plugin? Just uninstalling it with the
package manager gets rid of it nicely, it's always the first thing
that I do.
Radomir Dopieralski, http://sheep.art.pl

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