Minor issues with 4.8

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 01:03:22 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Peter Tribble <peter.tribble at gmail.com> wrote:
> Xfce 4.8 is looking pretty good - congratulations to those who made it happen.
> So, without a great deal of effort, I managed to get Xfce 4.8 installed
> and running. And there are a couple of oddities that I've either had to
> tweak manually, or haven't worked out how to fix.
> I'm running on Solaris 10, but I don't think that's necessarily the primary
> cause of any issues. But I'm also installed to an alternate prefix, which
> is more likely to be troublesome.
> The first oddity is that the applications menu can't find its menu. I've solved
> that by going into properties and using a custom menu file which allows
> me to tell it exactly where it installed the menu in the first place.
> While that's
> an adequate workaround for my home use, it would be nice to fix before
> I do any proper deployments.

Xfce-utils (the xinit script in there) should've set the
XDG_MENU_PREFIX environ var to "-xfce". So garcon loads

> The second, and more annoying, oddity, is that I can't create panel
> launchers. I add a launcher, go to properties. Add an item doesn't
> work - the list is empty (again, looks like something hasn't quite installed
> properly). I can add a new item, fill in all the boxes (and it does this
> almost magical autocomplete thing), hit create, and then nothing happens.
> Nothing at all.

And what about xfce4-appfinder?

> Another, possibly related, oddity, is that when I first logged in there was a
> second panel - at the bottom of the screen. With the show desktop button
> at one end the logout button at the other, with 4 completely empty launchers
> in the middle.

Could you create a bug and attach (gzipped) your old panel config


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