Description of problem:
From time to time the NM-applet leaves the system tray and appears on the desktop. A launcher-style button appears on the taskbar, bearing an X. Beyond nuisance I haven't seen any ill-effect.
This may be an upstream bug, as I have seen mention of the same thing under OpenSuse with a Gnome desktop.
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Yes, my son is trying other Distros/Desktops. The same happens most of the times on openSUSE/GNOME 11.0.
Sounds definitely like a global/upstream bug.
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When this happens, can you take a screenshot of it and attach it? You can do this by hitting the Print Screen button on your keyboard, or using the Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot program. Thanks!
I will, but be aware that it's not a very frequent occurrence - maybe 7-10 days between occurrences, so it may be some time.
Do you have multiple monitors connected as separate desktops, or do you sometimes plug a second monitor in when this happens?
*** Bug 507314 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
No - no second monitor involved in my case.
Matthias, any ideas here?
I have not yet seen this again, but I'm not using wireless very much at the moment. However, in case it helps here is a description of what I see when it does happen. The wireless signal strength icon disappears from the system tray and appears as a stand-alone icon somewhere high on the desktop - ISTR that it does not consistently appear in a particular place.
No, doesn't sound like anything I've ever seen happening.
I've seen a couple of mentions of it on user lists, but not enough to think that it is a frequent event. Unfortunately wireless reception is not good in this office, so I'm not able to say whether it's still happening here.
Ok, please let us know if it happens again, and when you see the problem, please also attach your ~/.xsession-errors file (from your home directory) to see if maybe there are some log messages we can use to help debug. Thanks!
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