Bug 77534 - can't add applet to panel
can't add applet to panel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn-applet (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2002-11-08 12:40 EST by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-28 16:14:52 EDT
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Description Florin Andrei 2002-11-08 12:40:01 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
If, for whatever reason, the applet dies, i cannot add it again to the panel. I
looked to all applet menus, and to all other menus available, and there's no
trace of rhn-applet anywhere.
I think rhn-applet should be added to the applet menus.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Kill rhn-applet
2.Try to add it again to the panel

Actual Results:  Can't find the applet in the menus.

Expected Results:  The applet should be somewhere in the applet menus, so that
the user can re-add it to the panel.

Additional info:

Looks like rhn-applet is the only one having a .desktop file in /usr/share/applets
That makes me think this directory is not used anymore. What's the new directory
to be used for the .desktop files of new or custom applets?
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-13 12:36:15 EST
This is a pretty good point.  I upgraded from 7.3.94 to 8.0 and the
rhn-applet-gui was not available by default.  I have to start it manually on my
upgraded machine, but it works without a hitch on my newly installed workstation.
Comment 2 Daniel Veillard 2003-09-28 16:14:52 EDT
The applet is available from the following menus:
   - Main menu
   - System tools submenu
   - Red Hat Network Alert Icon
This should work fine assuming you have a notification area
in your panel.
To start a notification area:
   - right click on the panel
   - select add to this panel
   - then Utility
   - then notification area
I you have an rhn-applet running in the background it may appear in
the notification area when added.


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