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#1 2023-04-02 19:13:05

Registered: 2023-01-18
Posts: 30

Do not understand the status tray concept

I am having a hard time understanding the expected behaviour of the status tray notification panel items.

- missing functionality

- duplicated functionality

- missing icons, icons all different sizes, other theming glitches

- weird things like a seperate item being created for every wifi signal strength (e.g. mynetwork 90% signal, my network 94% signal etc)

I feel that I do not "get" what it is supposed to be doing.

Even after a couple years of xfce I am always finding myself clicking around randomly trying to do something like find a simple volume controler. I cannot figure out how to set it up so it has what I need.

Is it possible to seperate the widgets from the box, and specifiy them individually? It would be a lot easier for me.


#2 2023-04-03 18:07:29

Registered: 2021-05-10
Posts: 17

Re: Do not understand the status tray concept

There's not much to understand. The status tray basically is just a collection container for system notification icons on the panel, eg , xfce power manager, clipman, software updater, network-connection status are typical icons that are stored within it. If you don't include the status tray plugin as an item on the panel then the icons mentioned won't appear.

Last edited by bendipa (2023-04-03 18:18:50)


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