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Old 08-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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xfce4 desktop menu gone from panel - Gentoo


Hello,

I have this ridiculous issue where my desktop menu has mysteriously disappeared from my panel.

Regardless of my searching around, I seem not to be able to add the desktop menu which includes shortcuts to most installed programs to the panel.

However, I can still start it by right-clicking the desktop.

Now, how can I get the menu back in the panel, I tried with add new items but it just isn't there.

thanks,

Lieven
 
Old 08-28-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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This has happened to me before too.I found out that going into /home/.cache/sessions and deleting the files that you find there and restarting xfce fixes the problem (Well it did for me).I hope it does for you.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #3
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thanks for your tip, I tried that but didn't help me.
I'll try to recreate the menu with help of the xml files in the profile information.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Did you perhaps accidentally delete the menu by right-clicking and clicking on 'Remove from panel'? If so, right-click and click 'Add to panel', selecting the Desktop Menu when the window 'Add to panel' comes up.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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right click on the panel -> add new items

in the search field write xfce menu

mark xfce menu and click add

fix settings and drag and drop etc
 
Old 08-30-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for your replies, I did try these things but the xfce menu is not in the list with possible items to add to the panel.
Maybe I need to emerge some package to get the menu of xfce but can't find which.

regards.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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try xfce4-popup-menu in commandline
 
Old 08-31-2010, 12:38 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lievendp View Post
Thanks for your replies, I did try these things but the xfce menu is not in the list
May we know what other items are in the list !
Kindly list them here:
 
Old 08-31-2010, 03:26 AM   #9
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May we know what other items are in the list !
Kindly list them here:
I have the same problems. Menu has disappeared from panel, but i can start it by right-clicking from desktop.

Possible items in Right-clicking on panel -> Add New Itemss... :
Launcher
Action Buttons
CPU Frequency Monitor
Cpu Graph
Clock
DateTime
Disk Performance Monitor
Generic Monitor
Icon Box
Keyboard Layouts
Mount devices
Network Monitor
Notes
Notification Area
Places Quicklauncher
Screenshot
Separotor or Spacing
Show Desktop
System Load Monitor
Task List
Verve Command Line
Weather Update
Window List
Workspace Switcher

Quote:
try xfce4-popup-menu in commandline
Code:
# xfce4-popup-menu
bash: xfce4-popup-menu: command not found
# xfce4-popup-
xfce4-popup-notes       xfce4-popup-places      xfce4-popup-windowlist  
# xfce4-
xfce4-about                   xfce4-notes                   xfce4-session
xfce4-accessibility-settings  xfce4-notes-settings          xfce4-session-logout
xfce4-appearance-settings     xfce4-panel                   xfce4-session-settings
xfce4-display-settings        xfce4-popup-notes             xfce4-settings-editor
xfce4-keyboard-settings       xfce4-popup-places            xfce4-settings-helper
xfce4-kiosk-query             xfce4-popup-windowlist        xfce4-settings-manager
xfce4-mouse-settings          xfce4-screenshooter           xfce4-taskmanager

Code:
# cat /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/panels.xml 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE config SYSTEM "config.dtd">
<panels>
	<panel>
		<properties>
			<property name="size" value="28"/>
			<property name="monitor" value="0"/>
			<property name="screen-position" value="11"/>
			<property name="fullwidth" value="1"/>
			<property name="xoffset" value="0"/>
			<property name="yoffset" value="0"/>
			<property name="handlestyle" value="0"/>
			<property name="autohide" value="0"/>
			<property name="transparency" value="20"/>
			<property name="activetrans" value="0"/>
		</properties>
		<items>
			<item name="xfce4-menu" id="5"/>
			<item name="separator" id="6"/>
			<item name="launcher" id="7"/>
			<item name="launcher" id="8"/>
			<item name="launcher" id="9"/>
			<item name="launcher" id="10"/>
			<item name="tasklist" id="3"/>
			<item name="systray" id="4"/>
			<item name="pager" id="2"/>
			<item name="showdesktop" id="1"/>
			<item name="separator" id="11"/>
			<item name="clock" id="14"/>
			<item name="separator" id="13"/>
			<item name="actions" id="12"/>
		</items>
	</panel>
</panels>
# cat /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/xfce4-menu-5.rc 
use_default_menu=true
show_button_title=false
# emerge -vpt xfce4-panel

These are the packages that would be merged, in reverse order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] xfce-base/xfce4-panel-4.6.4 USE="startup-notification -debug" 0 kB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
 
Old 08-31-2010, 03:41 AM   #10
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Hello,

There seems to be a serious problem, I checked my Panel right click , Xfce menu was clearly mentioned there. anyway check you out the following threads, and see if that helps you:

http://forum.xfce.org/index.php?topic=5057.0
and
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg01275.html
 
Old 08-31-2010, 06:49 AM   #11
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nerevin

Hello,

There seems to be a serious problem, I checked my Panel right click , Xfce menu was clearly mentioned there. anyway check you out the following threads, and see if that helps you:

http://forum.xfce.org/index.php?topic=5057.0
and
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg01275.html
Seems I find solution:
1. Add XFCE_PLUGINS="menu" to /etc/make.conf
2. emerge -av1t xfdesktop
3. Right-clicking on panel -> Add New items -> Xfce Menu -> Add

My steps:
From first link: Xfdesktop is the component that provides the menu for the Xfce panel.

Code:
# genlop xfdesktop | tail -4
     Thu May 20 13:02:33 2010 >>> xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.6.1-r1
     Wed May 26 17:59:02 2010 >>> xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.6.2
     Tue Aug 24 11:40:59 2010 >>> xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.6.2
Perhaps, I remerge xfdesktop on 24 Aug through revdep-rebuild.
Code:
# emerge -avt1 xfce-base/xfdesktop

These are the packages that would be merged, in reverse order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R   ] xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.6.2  USE="branding thunar -debug" LINGUAS="ru -be -ca -cs -da -de -el -es -et -eu -fi -fr -he -hu -it -ja -ko -nb_NO -nl -pa -pl -pt_BR -ro -sk -sv -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW" XFCE_PLUGINS="-menu" 0 kB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
XFCE_PLUGINS="-menu"
Next, I add XFCE_PLUGINS="menu" to /etc/make.conf and re-emerge xfdesktop. Then I've tried add menu to panel.
 
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:11 AM   #12
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Thank you for posting the exact solution !
 
Old 09-01-2010, 03:35 AM   #13
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thanks

yes, thank you, I'll try this one as soon as I can.
I'll let you know if it worked.

edit: this worked for me, thank you.
Still, I don't realy see why it did install the menu at first without the line in make.conf and then it just vanished after some months.

Last edited by lievendp; 09-02-2010 at 05:14 AM. Reason: tested solution ok
 
Old 09-05-2010, 06:18 AM   #14
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Haaaaaahh!!

@nerevin
tnx! after struggling wth it for hours and hours finally your solution worked.

there's also another thread with the same solution (I found simultaneously):
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...7889e87057e347
 
Old 09-05-2010, 05:46 PM   #15
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hi
i'm very new at this
 
  


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