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#1 2021-09-02 11:09:40

eugenenine
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Registered: 2021-08-31
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Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

It appears the System Tray Icon in the General Power Manager Settings doesn't appear to do anything. Its also not documented here
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-power- … references

Is that a depreciated setting and not used any more?

Also how is it reading the power status from Logitech Devices if I don't any any Logitech tools such as Solaar installed, is there another Logitech status application its calling or code built into the power manager or is the logitech stuff built into the kernel now?

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#2 2021-09-02 11:15:11

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

Which distro and which version of Xfce are you using?

Assuming a recent version, the System Tray Icon will place an icon in your systray (or if you are using 4.16, in the Status Tray plugin). It is meant for users who are not using the power-manager plugin.

xfce4-power-manager uses upower to locate devices. Try:

upower -d

...to see if the Logitech device is being detected there.

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#3 2021-09-02 15:13:34

eugenenine
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Re: Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

yes 4.16, its in the tray already, so what is the switch on the preferences supposed to do then?

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#4 2021-09-02 18:06:37

ToZ
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Re: Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

eugenenine wrote:

yes 4.16, its in the tray already

Are you sure its in the tray and not as a standalone plugin?

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv

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#5 2021-09-02 18:20:16

eugenenine
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Re: Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

ok, maybe I'm confusing terms, I thought when you added tro the panel it as a plugin and displayed in tthe systrey

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv
/configver                                   2
/panels                                      <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/panels/dark-mode                            true
/panels/panel-1/icon-size                    16
/panels/panel-1/length                       100
/panels/panel-1/plugin-ids                   <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/panels/panel-1/position                     p=6;x=0;y=0
/panels/panel-1/position-locked              true
/panels/panel-1/size                         26
/panels/panel-2/autohide-behavior            1
/panels/panel-2/length                       1
/panels/panel-2/plugin-ids                   <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/panels/panel-2/position                     p=10;x=0;y=0
/panels/panel-2/position-locked              true
/panels/panel-2/size                         48
/plugins/plugin-1                            applicationsmenu
/plugins/plugin-10                           notification-plugin
/plugins/plugin-11                           separator
/plugins/plugin-11/style                     0
/plugins/plugin-12                           clock
/plugins/plugin-12/digital-format            %a %_d %b, %I:%M %p
/plugins/plugin-13                           separator
/plugins/plugin-13/style                     0
/plugins/plugin-14                           actions
/plugins/plugin-15                           showdesktop
/plugins/plugin-16                           separator
/plugins/plugin-17                           launcher
/plugins/plugin-17/items                     <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-18                           launcher
/plugins/plugin-18/items                     <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-19                           launcher
/plugins/plugin-19/items                     <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-2                            tasklist
/plugins/plugin-2/grouping                   1
/plugins/plugin-20                           launcher
/plugins/plugin-20/items                     <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-21                           separator
/plugins/plugin-22                           directorymenu
/plugins/plugin-22/base-directory            /home/eugene
/plugins/plugin-23                           kbdleds
/plugins/plugin-3                            separator
/plugins/plugin-3/expand                     true
/plugins/plugin-3/style                      0
/plugins/plugin-4                            pager
/plugins/plugin-5                            separator
/plugins/plugin-5/style                      0
/plugins/plugin-6                            systray
/plugins/plugin-6/known-items                <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-6/known-legacy-items         <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-6/square-icons               true
/plugins/plugin-8                            pulseaudio
/plugins/plugin-8/enable-keyboard-shortcuts  true
/plugins/plugin-8/mpris-players              audacious;chromium.instance12358;chromium.instance12437;chromium.instance15232;chromium.instance17231;chromium.instance19027;chromium.instance22722;chromium.instance24787;chromium.instance25460;chromium.instance27971;chromium.instance31747;chromium.instance4409;chromium.instance6052;chromium.instance6411;chromium.instance7720;chromium.instance8407;chromium.instance9845;firefox.instance12072;firefox.instance1460;firefox.instance17846;firefox.instance1977;firefox.instance19821;firefox.instance7268;Gwenview;Gwenview.instance2287;Gwenview.instance2350;Gwenview.instance32560;plasma-browser-integration
/plugins/plugin-8/show-notifications         true
/plugins/plugin-9                            power-manager-plugin

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#6 2021-09-02 19:57:05

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 8,020

Re: Power Manager System Tray Icon setting

eugenenine wrote:

ok, maybe I'm confusing terms, I thought when you added tro the panel it as a plugin and displayed in tthe systrey

No, its a separate plugin. Since you have the plugin enabled, if you also have the Status Tray plugin added to the panel, then a second power manager icon should appear there if you enable that switch.

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