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#1 2023-11-14 16:06:47

MxSelfDestruct
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[SOLVED] Status Tray panel plugin not updating with new icons

A few months ago, the Xubuntu installation on my laptop developed this odd issue where the Status Tray wouldn't populate at all on login. if I restarted the panel with Xkill, some icons come back; the Network Manager and Blueman applets return, but nothing else ever does.

Deleting all my Xfce configuration seems to make the problem go away, but as soon as I change anything it seems to come back. What could be causing this?

SOLVED: Problem was a bug with Ayatana Indicators; solution was to run

# dpkg-reconfigure ayatana-indicator-application

and restart the panel.

Last edited by MxSelfDestruct (2023-11-14 22:12:20)

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#2 2023-11-14 17:54:02

ToZ
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Re: [SOLVED] Status Tray panel plugin not updating with new icons

Hello and welcome.

We'll need some more information:

  • distro version

  • Xfce version:

    xfce4-about -V
  • xfce4-panel version:

    xfce4-panel -V
  • panel configuration:

    xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv

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#3 2023-11-14 18:49:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Status Tray panel plugin not updating with new icons

I'm using Xubuntu 22.04.3 LTS.

$ xfce4-about -V
xfce4-about 4.16.1 (Xfce 4.16)

Copyright (c) 2008-2019
	The Xfce development team. All rights reserved.

Please report bugs to <[url]https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/libxfce4ui/-/issues[/url]>.
$ xfce4-panel -V
xfce4-panel 4.16.3 (Xfce 4.16)

Copyright (c) 2004-2011
	The Xfce development team. All rights reserved.

Please report bugs to <[url]http://bugzilla.xfce.org/[/url]>.
$ xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv
/configver                                    2
/panels                                       1
/panels/dark-mode                             false
/panels/panel-0/autohide-behavior             0
/panels/panel-0/background-rgba               <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/panels/panel-0/background-style              1
/panels/panel-0/icon-size                     0
/panels/panel-0/length                        100
/panels/panel-0/length-adjust                 true
/panels/panel-0/mode                          0
/panels/panel-0/plugin-ids                    <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/panels/panel-0/position                      p=8;x=960;y=1067
/panels/panel-0/position-locked               true
/panels/panel-0/size                          24
/panels/panel-0/span-monitors                 false
/plugins/plugin-1                             whiskermenu
/plugins/plugin-10                            clock
/plugins/plugin-10/digital-format             %d %b, %H:%M:%S
/plugins/plugin-10/tooltip-format             %A, %d %B, %Y (%Y-%m-%d)
/plugins/plugin-11                            systemload
/plugins/plugin-11/cpu/label                  
/plugins/plugin-11/memory/label               
/plugins/plugin-11/network/enabled            false
/plugins/plugin-11/network/label              
/plugins/plugin-11/swap/enabled               false
/plugins/plugin-11/swap/label                 
/plugins/plugin-11/uptime/enabled             false
/plugins/plugin-12                            netload
/plugins/plugin-2                             weather
/plugins/plugin-2/cache-max-age               172800
/plugins/plugin-2/forecast/days               5
/plugins/plugin-2/forecast/layout             1
/plugins/plugin-2/location/latitude           (Removed for privacy)
/plugins/plugin-2/location/longitude          (Removed for privacy)
/plugins/plugin-2/location/name               (Removed for privacy)
/plugins/plugin-2/msl                         1
/plugins/plugin-2/offset                      (Removed for privacy)
/plugins/plugin-2/power-saving                true
/plugins/plugin-2/round                       true
/plugins/plugin-2/scrollbox/animate           true
/plugins/plugin-2/scrollbox/color             rgba(0,0,0,0)
/plugins/plugin-2/scrollbox/lines             1
/plugins/plugin-2/scrollbox/show              true
/plugins/plugin-2/scrollbox/use-color         false
/plugins/plugin-2/single-row                  false
/plugins/plugin-2/theme-dir                   /usr/share/xfce4/weather/icons/simplistic
/plugins/plugin-2/timezone                    (Removed for privacy)
/plugins/plugin-2/tooltip-style               1
/plugins/plugin-2/units/altitude              0
/plugins/plugin-2/units/apparent-temperature  1
/plugins/plugin-2/units/precipitation         0
/plugins/plugin-2/units/pressure              0
/plugins/plugin-2/units/temperature           0
/plugins/plugin-2/units/windspeed             0
/plugins/plugin-3                             tasklist
/plugins/plugin-3/flat-buttons                true
/plugins/plugin-3/grouping                    0
/plugins/plugin-3/middle-click                1
/plugins/plugin-3/show-handle                 true
/plugins/plugin-3/show-labels                 true
/plugins/plugin-3/show-wireframes             false
/plugins/plugin-3/sort-order                  4
/plugins/plugin-4                             separator
/plugins/plugin-4/expand                      true
/plugins/plugin-4/style                       0
/plugins/plugin-5                             systray
/plugins/plugin-5/hidden-items                <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-5/hidden-legacy-items         <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-5/hide-new-items              false
/plugins/plugin-5/icon-size                   0
/plugins/plugin-5/known-items                 <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-5/known-legacy-items          <<UNSUPPORTED>>
/plugins/plugin-5/menu-is-primary             true
/plugins/plugin-5/show-frame                  false
/plugins/plugin-5/single-row                  true
/plugins/plugin-5/size-max                    22
/plugins/plugin-5/square-icons                true
/plugins/plugin-5/symbolic-icons              true
/plugins/plugin-6                             notification-plugin
/plugins/plugin-7                             power-manager-plugin
/plugins/plugin-9                             pulseaudio
/plugins/plugin-9/blacklisted-players         
/plugins/plugin-9/enable-keyboard-shortcuts   true
/plugins/plugin-9/enable-mpris                true
/plugins/plugin-9/enable-wnck                 true
/plugins/plugin-9/mixer-command               pavucontrol
/plugins/plugin-9/mpris-players               
/plugins/plugin-9/show-notifications          true

Incidentally, this is exactly the same panel config I use on my desktop (minus the power manager plugin), where the status tray works perfectly fine. I suspect the issue has something to do with caching?

Last edited by MxSelfDestruct (2023-11-14 19:25:09)

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#4 2023-11-14 19:35:28

ToZ
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Re: [SOLVED] Status Tray panel plugin not updating with new icons

You have an older version of Xfce. Have a read through this thread regarding an interference issue with the ayatana indicator to see if it applies and potentially fixes your issue.

If not, what are some of the icons that don't return?


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#5 2023-11-14 22:09:42

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Re: [SOLVED] Status Tray panel plugin not updating with new icons

Skimmed the linked thread, and ran

# dpkg-reconfigure ayatana-indicator-application

on a hunch; this seems to have cleared it up. Before this, the only icons that would ever appear were for the Network Manager and Blueman applets; Transmission, Mullvad, Discord, and Telegram did not get tray icons even when they ought to. Marking as solved.

Last edited by MxSelfDestruct (2023-11-14 22:13:12)

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