Notification Area message

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Sat Dec 5 00:02:17 CET 2009

2009/12/4 Mark Knecht <markknecht at>:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at> wrote:
>> 2009/12/4 Mark Knecht <markknecht at>:
>>> My wife's machine is throwing this message each time she logs in.
>>> Where do I look for the cause and how do I fix it?
>>> Notification Area:
>>> There is already a notification area running on this screen.
>> There are 2 notification areas running in the panel.
> That was my guess but I couldn't find anything hovering my mouse over
> everything I could see.

Just remove the one currently available, and then log out and back in
and then only one instance should show up.

> Is there an editable file somewhere or instructions on how to view
> everything in the panel?

Depends. For Xfce 4.4 look into ~/.config/xfce4/panel/panels.xml. For
Xfce 4.6 look with "xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv -p /panels."

> Thanks,
> Mark


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