Notification Area message

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Sat Dec 5 10:16:10 CET 2009

2009/12/5 Mark Knecht <markknecht at>:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at> wrote:
>> 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.
> I appreciate the inputs. The problem is that we cannot see and cannot
> any of the duplicate notification areas. There doesn't seem to be
> anything actually on the panel remotely like the notification area
> icon, and looking at the file you suggest below I cannot see it in the
> file either, so I'm confused.
>>> 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."
> Here are the files I see in the directory you pointed me at:

Ok, it doesn't come from the panel but it looks like another
application is trying to run in that case. Check inside
xfce4-session-settings, the tabs Autostart and Session.

> Thanks,
> Mark


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