xfce4-notes-plugin: annoying behavior with Xfce 4.12

flo.xfce at gmx-topmail.de flo.xfce at gmx-topmail.de
Fri May 1 13:25:52 CEST 2015

Hi Niki,
I can't reproduce your problem (running on Archlinux here). Please check
your directory permissions. Window positions of your notes are stored
under ~/.config/xfce/panel. You will need read and write access.

And check your sticky settings. There is the option "New group settings
-> Sticky", but it seems that new groups are created non-sticky,
regardless of this option. You have to set your groups manually to sticky.


On 05/01/2015 07:39 AM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been a regular user of the Xfce4 Notes Plugin under Xfce 4.10,
> running Slackware64 14.1 on my dual-monitor workstation.
> My two screens are usually full with little notes when I have some
> bigger project. Until recently, when I started up the PC in the morning
> and opened an Xfce session, all my notes would pop up in the place where
> I left them on the screen, which would give me a nice overview of my
> daily TODO list.
> A couple weeks ago, I upgraded Xfce to version 4.12. I also upgraded the
> Xfce Notes Plugin to version 1.8.0, which would build against this new
> Xfce version.
> Unfortunately the new version of the Notes Plugin has a quite annoying
> behaviour. Now, when I open my session again, all the notes are stacked
> one over another somewhere around the center of the screen, and I have
> to manually move them back one after another to their right place.
> Is there some way to get the old behavior back? I want my sticky notes
> to "remember" the place where I left them on the monitor(s).
> BTW, I just tested patching libxfcegui4 and building the old 1.7.7
> version of the notes plugin, but to no effect. Same behavior.
> Cheers,
> Niki

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