Another Orage question

Chris Green cl at
Thu Dec 29 15:30:13 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 01:08:12PM +0100, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> > Orage running on xubuntu 11.10.
> >
> > I use orage to put a date and time on the panel, thus when I click on
> > the date/time the orage calendar pops up which is as I want.  However
> > when I do this it also adds a date (image of a tear-off page) icon to
> > the panel, I don't want this as I already have the date/time on my
> > panel.  Is there any way to prevent Orage from adding this second date
> > to the panel?
> >
> Have you tried 'orage clock > right click > properties' and editing
> the 'clock options'?

I already used that to set the date/time format I want, what I'm asking
about is a *second* Orage entry appearing in the panel when I click on
the date/time I've created for orage clock.

>                          If you're talking about the Orage systray icon,
> then try to hide it via 'notification area > right click >
> properties'.
I don't think I have a 'notification area'.

What I have in the panel when I start up is just an "Orage Panel Clock"
display showing date/time on the panel.  When I hover the mouse pointer
over it I get a box with a fuller time/date display in it.  When I click
on it the Orage calendar window pops up (as it should) but *in addition*
an *extra* Orage icon appears in the panel, this extra icon doesn't
disappear when I close the Orage calendar window.  I don't want this
extra icon.

When I hover the mouse pointer over the unwanted/extra icon the tooltip
displays the "Next active alarms".  If I right click on it I get the
menu with Orage preferences etc. on it, there is also a 'quit' which
gets rid of the icon.  If I click on the quit then do a 'ps' I see a
defunct orage process left behind.

    chris$ ps -ef | grep orage
    chris     7270 28127  0 14:21 ?        00:00:00 [orage] <defunct>
    chris     7290 14740  0 14:25 pts/6    00:00:00 grep orage
    chris    28127 28092  0 Dec28 ?        00:00:40 /usr/lib/orage/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-orageclock-plugin  7 25168346 xfce4-orageclock-plugin Orage Panel Clock Show time and date? 
    chris    28132 28127  0 Dec28 ?        00:00:01 [orage] <defunct>
    chris    31309 28127  0 10:31 ?        00:00:01 [orage] <defunct>
    chris    31385 28127  0 10:43 ?        00:00:00 [orage] <defunct>
    chris    31408 28127  0 10:47 ?        00:00:00 [orage] <defunct>
    chris    31416 28127  0 10:48 ?        00:00:06 [orage] <defunct>

All those defunct orage processes are due to me clicking on the orage
clock date/time in the panel, doing something in the orage calendar,
then closing the calendar window and finally getting fed up with the
extra/unwanted icon in the panel and quitting that.

Chris Green

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