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Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#1 by rcrsf » 29 Apr 2015, 16:06

When I was running Porteus from a CD, the Wifi/networking icon was a nice looking greenish graph.

Now that I'm running from a USB, all the icons in the "notifcation area" of my menu panel are surrounded by white.

Here's a pic:

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Anyone know why this might be?

(The networking and sound are working fine)

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#2 by tome » 29 Apr 2015, 19:41

Try:
1. logout
2. wait a moment
3. login

or activate any module,
or run in terminal

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killall xfce4-panel
and next

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xfce4-panel

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#3 by rcrsf » 29 Apr 2015, 19:50

The logout/login didn't make any difference.

Doing "killall xfce4-panel" then "xfce4-panel" DID get the regular appearance back - great, thank you!

*But is there some way to accomplish that without restarting "xfce4-panel" everytime I login?

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#4 by rcrsf » 05 May 2015, 03:37

Any ideas on this?

Doing "killall xfce4-panel" then "xfce4-panel" gets the regular appearance back. But I'd rather not have to do that every time the computer starts.

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#5 by tome » 05 May 2015, 08:17

I think your hardware is too slow in comparison to your usb speed. I would try this (but I don't know if it helps):
killall xfce4-panel
Copy /usr/bin/xfce4-panel to /usr/bin/xfce4-panel-2
Create somewhere xfce4-panel file and set permissions/owner as for /usr/bin/xfce4-panel
Edit created xfce4-panel and add to it:

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sleep 3 && xfce4-panel-2
Copy/overwrite /usr/bin/xfce4-panel with created one.
Logout
Login

Try this first without saving changes or in Always Fresh Mode.

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#6 by brokenman » 05 May 2015, 14:53

Have modified the panel in any way? Added something or resized it? If so can you give details please?
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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#7 by francois » 05 May 2015, 17:26

@rcrfs:
This seems to be a double post:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=4580

Try to boot in always fresh mode. If everything is back too normal it's something you have done since the installation that was save to the save file.
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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#8 by rcrsf » 06 May 2015, 18:37

@brokenman

-I moved the menu panel from the top of the screen to the bottom. And I added a shortcut to LibreOffice. But I didn't resize the panel.
-When I logout of the default user and then login to the root account (which has the default Porteus layout with menu bar at top), the icons are still white.

@tome

-Simply doing killall "xfce4-panel" and then "xfce4-panel" fixes the appearance. But that fix doesn't survive a reboot. I tried your suggestion, but no luck either.
-My computer is pretty new (1 year old), so I don't think it's too slow. I just tried running Porteus on a USB 2.0 instead of 3.0, but icons are still white.

@francois

-Yes, when booting in Always Fresh mode, the icons appear correctly. But as mentioned to brokenman, my changes have been quite minimal.
-The problem occurs on both copy2ram and "xfce graphical" modes.

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#9 by rcrsf » 07 May 2015, 15:45

Strange observation:

Approximately 25% of the time when I boot, the networking icon appears correctly. Usually it is whited. The volume icon is always whited.

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Re: Notification area icons of menu panel are highlighted

Post#10 by Seva » 19 Jun 2015, 01:03

the mode i made the screenshots in is

initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone=Europe/Moscow utc

Changing the style in the appearance settings makes some panel icons out of style.

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