xfce4-terminal can not be pinned to DockbarX

Bug #1329240 reported by N. W. on 2014-06-12
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in addition to:


I also noticed that the xfce4-terminal can not be pinned to DockbarX.

I tested it with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" + xfce4-dockbarx-plugin (dockbar-main PPA).

Please fix it.

It would be much appreciated.


N. W. (nw9165-3201) wrote :


It's the same when using the stand-alone DockX.

Matias Särs (msevens) wrote :

Can't replicate in arch with xfce.

What is the class name for the xfce4 terminal? You can run xprop from a terminal to find out.

N. W. (nw9165-3201) wrote :


first of all: thank you very much for taking a look into it. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Well, I have never used xprop before, so I don't really know how to use it and what you mean with "class name".

Anyway, I ran xprop from a terminal and then used the pointer to select the xfce4-terminal window.

Then I got some output on the terminal. I searched the output for the word "class".

There was just one line that contained the word "class". It's this one:

WM_CLASS(STRING) = "xfce4-terminal", "Xfce4-terminal"

Is that what you wanted to know?

If not: could you please explain what I need to do to provide you with the information you need?


Matias Särs (msevens) wrote :

Sorry. Should have updated this. I had Xubuntu installed on a WM so I checked myself and found that the problem is that xubuntu doesn't use the xfce4-terminal launcher at all only the exo-terminal-emulator launcher (arch has both). The xfce4-terminal can be found in /usr/share/applications but since it's not in the application menu it's not found by DockbarX.

I made a "fix" by letting dockbarx change the class from "xfce4-terminal" to "exo-terminal-emulator". This isn't a perfect solution since exo-terminal-emolator can be made to point to another terminal emulator, I guess. But I guess that is very unusual so until someone complains that will have to do.

Changed in dockbar:
status: New → Fix Committed
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