Desktop switcher applet does not show which desktop with maximized windows

Bug #1242135 reported by Lyn Perrine
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Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10

brendy@brendyLaptop:~$ apt-cache policy lxpanel
lxpanel:
  Installed: 0.6.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.6.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.6.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
I expecter the desktop switcher applet to highlight the desktop I currently am on in blue and have a box outline like I had in raring. This goes away if I click on a window but not if I start typing into an irc client or website. when swtiching from one workplace or another. This makes it difficult to see what desktop you are on currently without chaing by a keyobard. It does not matter how I switch desktops teh desktop pager still does not show me being on any desktop when I have not used mouse yet to click on anything. When it show I have my cursor currently over a window in a window and I can still start typing but do not see which desktop I am on. It only shows up when I click on a different window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: lxpanel 0.6.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Config_Home_Lubuntu:
 [Command]
 FileManager=lxsession-default filemanager
 Terminal=lxsession-default terminal
 Logout=lxsession-default quit
Date: Sat Oct 19 11:50:57 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/lxpanel
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-18 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: lxpanel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1242135

tags: added: iso-testing
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launchybugger (f77de0aa) wrote :

I'm also having a Desktop Pager problem...

It will appear and then disappear, the first time to get it working I had to delete it, then add it again to the taskbar, but it's still acting up.

The desktop I'm on I won't see the pager for that desktop, but I'll sometimes see the other desktops for the pager, meaning if I have 4 desktops, and the one I'm on, I'll only see 3 pager boxes instead of all 4, but not matter how many desktops you have, the one you are on always disappears.

Plus I have to constantly scroll back and forth across the desktop to get it to just appear on the taskbar again...

I hope the Desktop Pager will be fixed sometime real soon...

THANKS

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launchybugger (f77de0aa) wrote :

My bad I forgot to mention I'm having this issue in Lubuntu 13.10 x86_64...

Thanks...

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

Although one work around may be to add the desktop number workplace settings applet to the panel to see what workspace you are on. To do that right click on the panel go to panel settings go to panel applets click add for desktop number/name and add to your desktop you can even put it right next to your desktop switcher.

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launchybugger (f77de0aa) wrote :

ahhh desktop number/name, well at least it will show us what desktop we are on...

Hmm I guess it will have to do for now...

THANKS

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

Another workaroudn that works for lubuntu is to use the WNKPAGER.

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ATIpro (somebody2112) wrote :

In 14.04 if using system theme color for panel background (default) it seems that everything is fine, but if you select background image bug is still there.

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) reached end-of-life on July 17, 2014.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in.

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) reached end-of-life on July 17, 2014.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in.

Changed in lxpanel (Arch Linux):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for lxpanel (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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