Notification Area message
markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 18:44:10 CET 2009
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/12/5 Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/12/4 Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:
>>>> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 2009/12/4 Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:
>>>>>> 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.
So it seems that the final outcome of this was my wife somehow had two
panels on top of each other at the bottom of the screen. I never
figured out how to find these looking at the files you suggested.
Probably I'm just not smart enough. I just happened to be playing with
the size of the panel. When I shrank one I saw the other underneath.
It was an exact duplicate with all the same menus, launchers, etc.
When I deleted it her problems went away.
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