Bug 499671 - nm-applet appears on desktop not in panel
nm-applet appears on desktop not in panel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-07 11:33 EDT by Jack Peirce
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:24 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:24:17 EST
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2009-05-07 11:33 EDT, Jack Peirce
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Description Jack Peirce 2009-05-07 11:33:25 EDT
Created attachment 342858 [details]

Description of problem:

When using a dual head setup, the nm-applet does not want to stay in the notification area. On a fresh boot, the nm-applet shows up in it's own little window on the desktop. If I add the notification area to the panel and restart X, it will stay in the panel until I reboot.

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How reproducible:

I have reproduced it on 8 identical systems

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup monitors in dual head 
2. Start Gnome
3. nm-applet will be on desktop
Comment 1 Niels Haase 2009-05-07 14:24:30 EDT
Thanks for filling this bug.

unfortunately I'm not able the reproduce the bug. But maybe I don't understand the entire problem. Reporter, can you please provide a snapshot of your desktop while the problem occurs? (Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot)?

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Comment 2 Niels Haase 2009-05-16 18:03:14 EDT
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

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Comment 3 Dan Williams 2009-11-11 11:54:05 EST
If you see this again, please re-open this bug and then grab a screenshot (hit the Print Screen button on your keyboard, or use the Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot app) of the problem?  Thanks!
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-11-11 12:25:11 EST
It seems that there's an issue with GtkStatusIcons in multi-monitor setups...

(09:10:56 AM) mclasen: dcbw: no, the notification area is only where the panel is
(09:17:44 AM) mclasen: dcbw: no good solution; short of starting nm-applet with --display :0.1
(09:18:11 AM) dcbw: mclasen: so a GtkStatusIcon will still start up on a screen without a notification area?
(09:19:43 AM) mclasen: dcbw: yeah, I guess
(09:19:50 AM) mclasen: dcbw: feel free to file a bug about that
(09:20:00 AM) mclasen: you should be able to check its ::embedded property though

Not sure checking the embedded property helps much
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2009-11-11 13:44:53 EST
That is not quite accurate.

Multi-screen, not multi-monitor.

And there is really not much GTK+ can do here. If there is no notification area, we can not magically make one appear...
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