I am new to Xfce switching over from KDE3 and not a fan of KDE4. I am running Mandriva 2009.1 with Xfce 4.6.1 if that makes any difference. Ive gotten the bulk of my desktop set up however I installed the quicklaunch plugin and when I went to add it it wasnt there. I did a Google search and found a few things to try but nothing worked. I even edited a plugin that I didnt use to match the quicklaunch in order to trick the system however on reboot even that one was gone from my option list. Is there something I am missing or not doing in order to get the quicklaunch to show up as an addable piece to my panel?
If I remember, the .desktop file of the quicklauncher plugin needs to be modified to work correctly with Xfce 4.6.x.
Make sure that the xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin is correctly installed, then edit /usr/share/xfce4/panel-plugins/quicklauncher.desktop (make a backup first) and replace the last line:
Then, restart xfce4-panel with: ALT +F2 --> xfce4-panel --restart
That was one of the things I did. I went ahead and tried it again but still had no effect. All that show is Launcher, Action Buttons, Brightness plugin, Clock, etc. No Quicklauncher or Icon plugin (the one I had modified to try to trick xfce) :-( :?
Not sure what I did but it is working now. ;D
Anyway, the Mandriva package doesn't seems to provide the fix
If you have time, you could open a bug report:
With the link to the git repository:
http://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce4 … er-plugin/
And maybe the link to the patch used by other distro like Debian:
http://patch-tracker.debian.org/patch/s … load.patch
Edit: Done: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=54998