[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#523018: Bug#523018: xfce4-panel: doesn't work with some gtk programs either

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Apr 25 16:36:36 UTC 2009

On sam, 2009-04-25 at 18:11 +0200, Dirk Griesbach wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 01:08:46PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > On sam, 2009-04-25 at 12:20 +0200, Dirk Griesbach wrote:
> >> the same problem occurs with some gtk-applications too, e.g. gajim.  If
> >> the panel with the notification area is set to auto-hide, it will only
> >> get a small space on the rigth side. (notification area is sitting at
> >> the right corner of the panel.) So the icon is out of sight.
> > 
> > So the problems is related to panel auto-hide?
> It looks like it is related somehow.
> > I'm afraid I still can't reproduce, even with gajim and auto-hide
> Indeed, I had the same problem while trying with a new panel.  If the
> notification area shows a frame around it, the icons of gajim or wpa_gui
> will show up as expected. 
> Try this:
> * create a new horizontal panel at the bottom of the screen with
> 	* full length
> 	* fixed position and
> 	* auto hide = on.
> * add the tasklist plugin.
> * add the  notification area so it is at the outer right of the panel
> * edit the preferences of the notification area and disable "show frame"

I managed to reproduce this using the above test case. I've added the
info on the upstream bug, so stay tuned. But basically I'd say it's an
application problem. 

> * if you start a program which does show it's icon without hassle all
>   "hidden" or "damaged" icons will appear as well.

Starting empathy next to gajim made both icons appear, like you say.

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