XFCE Panel Preferences stays on Plank after close

Bug #1694037 reported by Esteban Londoño
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Bug Description

After opening the XFCE Panel Preferences, the icon stays on Plank Dock until reboot. If you click on the icon the panel toggles between disappear or flickering.

Plank Version : 0.11.3 [standard Ubuntu Repository]
Processor : 2x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N455 @ 1.66GHz
Memory : 1005MB
Operating System : Linux Lite 3.4
Desktop : XFCE 4.12 from Xubuntu
Kernel : Linux 4.4.0-78-generic (x86_64)
OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI Intel(R) Pineview M
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
X.Org X Server : 1.18.4

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Esteban Londoño (estelondono) wrote :
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bwat47 (bwat47) wrote :

The same issue also occurs in MATE. If you right click the mate panel | properties, the mate panel icon appears in docky and stays there even after you close out of the panel properties. With MATE, clicking the icon doesn't affect the MATE panel though.

If I then quit plank and re-open it, and panel icon is gone and it actually does not re-appear even if I go back to the MATE panel properties. However, once I reboot or logout/log back in the issue will return if I go into the MATE panel properties.

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swadesh Parasher (swadesh) wrote :

I stumbled upon this bug today on xubuntu 18.04. Plank version: 0.11.4

lank Version : 0.11.4 [standard Ubuntu Repository]
Processor : Intel i5-4200U (4) @ 2.600GHz
Memory : 7748MB
Operating System: xubuntu 18.04 LTS
Desktop : XFCE 4.12
Kernel : 4.15.0-23-generic

Gre0 (gre0)
description: updated
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Neil (neile) wrote :

I get the same issue - right click a panel > preferences, then after you close it, the icon remains in Plank. Clicking it toggles displaying the actual panel on/off. Clicking close does not remove it.

# apt list | grep -i plank | grep installed
libplank-common/bionic,bionic,now 0.11.4-2 all [installed]
libplank1/bionic,now 0.11.4-2 amd64 [installed]
plank/bionic,now 0.11.4-2 amd64 [installed]

OS Release: Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1
Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic

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laci (laszlo-veres) wrote :

Same issue here.

Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-43-generic

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skintigth (skintigthvader) wrote :

same issue with xfce4 and mate

Os: Archlinux
Kernel: Linux 5.2.1

the problem occurs when the panel options dialog is open, when closed the panel icon its show and donst go awai, the temporary solution its to restart the panel, restart plank or hide/show unakled icons in plank

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Ant (arendina) wrote :

I have the same issue with Xubuntu. The only workaround seems to restart the panel with xfce4-panel -r

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Blake Anderson (blazelazerson) wrote :

Can confirm this issue still exists in Xubuntu 20.04. Editing Panel preferences creates a Plank icon which will not close without the restart command in #7, even after prefs window closed, 'Keep in Dock' unchecked, and clicking Quit.

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Robin Juste Emery (digitalrobin) wrote :

Issue still apparent in Xubuntu 20.04 LTS

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Alex V (onirony) wrote :

Ubuntu 20.04 with XCFE installed, this is still very much a thing

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Alex V (onirony) wrote :

XFCE I meant!

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WineCurmudgeon (siegel-jh) wrote :

Same thing for me with Plank 0.11.89 and Xubuntu 20.04.01

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Eduard Bürki (eizeila) wrote :

I also have this issue with:
MX Linux 19.3 (Debian based)
Plank Version 0.11.89

Please integrate into the Plank settings window the possibility to make a list with programs that should not appear in the Plank dock (should be ignored). So the user can add it's own to ignore programs.

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Thomas G (itomfr) wrote :

Got same issue:
Xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Plank 0.11.89

As mentioned above it would be nice to add a program blacklist.

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dstoian (dstoian) wrote :

it's 2021 and the bug is still there:

Debian 10 Buster, XFCE, plank stable version 0.11.4-4.

Please fix.

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Blake Anderson (blazelazerson) wrote :

Fresh install on a new machine in 2022, Xubuntu 20.04.3 bug still occurs. The blacklist requests above would be handy but an acceptable fix could be even simpler.

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Danilo H. A. Monteiro (engdham) wrote :

I'm also affected.

OS: Fedora release 36 (Thirty Six) x86_64
Host: HP Pavilion 14 Notebook PC
Kernel: 5.18.5-200.fc36.x86_64
DE: Xfce 4.16
WM: Xfwm4
CPU: Intel i5-4200U (4) @ 2.600GHz
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M
GPU: Intel Haswell-ULT

Plank version:

plank.x86_64 0.11.89-10.20210202.git013d051.fc36
plank-docklets.x86_64 0.11.89-10.20210202.git013d051.fc36
plank-libs.x86_64 0.11.89-10.20210202.git013d051.fc36

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Jean Franco Amoni Rodríguez (datalot) wrote :


MX Linux 21.3
XFCE 4.18
GTK 3.24.24
xfce4-panel 4.18.1
plank 0.11.89

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