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Old 12-10-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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XFCE4.4 Menu Panel Item taken out?


I just emerged the latest xfce4 (3.99.2) and I cant find the panel item for the menu. I can right click and it shows up but unlike older xfce4s you cant put it on the menu. Is this an actual change or a bug I have?

I'm tempted to force emerge xfce4-panelmenu because that was (I think) the package for older xfce4s. They've changed the panel though and when you build xfce4-panel it builds all the modules/applets/items (whatever they are) so it might not be compatable.



Btw the lattest xfce4 is awsome! Make sure to install thunar and xarchiver. Now it has a file manager, an archive manager, and a little text editor (mousepad).

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Are you referring to the "start" menu for Xfce4? I know you can add that to the panel as an app. Not sure why it isn't showing.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, the start menu -- like when you rightclick the desktop. I guess it didn't get installed or something.

Maybe gentoo doesn't have a package for it yet.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:48 PM   #4
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have you checked for xfce-menu in the app listing? It may be different than what it was called before (Obviously, I'm bottom fishing here - don't take offense to my stupid question.)
 
Old 12-11-2006, 08:35 PM   #5
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This may sound a bit odd but what package is it on archlinux? I could get it from an arch mirror. I already looked at xfce4-panel-4.3.99.2-1.pkg.tar.gz and dont think it's in there.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 06:40 AM   #6
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I've found a workaround for the panel menu:
you can add a launcher (right click the panel -> add item -> launcher) and set the command to this:
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xfdesktop --menu
this pops up your menu at the current mouse position

greetz,
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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i've had the same problem when upgrading from 4.3.99.2 to 4.4.0.

i unmerged several xfce ebuilds (xfce4, xfce4-panel, xfdesktop and such), renamed all the xfce configuration files (both in my home directory [.cache and .config] and in /etc/xdg/) and emerged xfce again. it crashed when i tried to log in, but xsession-errors told me that the xinitrc file in /etc/xdg/xfce4/ was missing, so i copied it back from renamed directory. then i could log in and the menu worked, so i moved back my .config directory, logged again, and successfully added the Xfce Menu.

it's some kind of bug in upgrades system..
 
Old 01-27-2007, 03:45 AM   #8
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I read somewhere on the web that the Xfce panel menu is now build together with the desktop. So when you emerge/compile/whatever your Xfce-desktop package, make sure you have "panel-plugin" as a USE flag.
re-emerging with that flag set solved my problem.

greetz,
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