In Lububntu 14.04 lxpanel applet 'Directory Menu" doesn't work

Bug #1325420 reported by goldencut on 2014-06-01
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lxpanel (Ubuntu)
lxsession (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If added to panel it shows the menu of directories of user's home folder but pressing 'Open' or 'Open In Terminal' doesn't do anything.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: lxpanel 0.6.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.47-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: i386
 FileManager=lxsession-default filemanager
 Terminal=lxsession-default terminal
 Logout=lxsession-default quit
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Sun Jun 1 23:40:32 2014
SourcePackage: lxpanel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

goldencut (goldencut) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
James Shriner (hedon-james) wrote :

I have the same issue in a newly installed Lubuntu 14.04. As additional background, I prefer to change the directory menu settings to browse /media (changed from within the applet gui), in order to quickly verify and/or search mounted usb flash devices. However, the behavior is the same. I can navigate devices and directories, and everything seems to be properly recognized and displayed; I simply cannot click "open" or "open in terminal" to initiate action. It's a dead response. Hoping for a quick remedy, or perhaps workaround?! THANK YOU!

mrkramps (mrkramps) wrote :

"Open" and "Open in Terminal" does not work in the Directory Menu panel plugin with the Lubuntu panel session, but it does with the default session. If comparing the session configuration files ~/.config/lxpanel/Lubuntu/config and ~/.config/lxpanel/default/config it seems like there is an issue with the lxsession-default filemanager|terminal command used to register the appropiate default applications for the panel. The straight commands for FileManager and Terminal still work as expected.

As a workaround you can change these entries in the configuration file for the panel to what is originally used for the default panel session:

1. Open ~/.config/lxpanel/Lubuntu/config in a text editor.

2. Change the entries for FileManager and Terminal:

FileManager= pcmanfm %s
Logout=lxsession-default quit

3. Save file and restart panel:$ lxpanelctl restart

Directory Menu plugin will work again. Of course, you could also change the entries to commands for a different file manager or terminal application.

James Shriner (hedon-james) wrote :

I can confirm that mrkramps fix above has been implemented and confirm that his solution works as advertised. I can't speak for the others in this thread, but IMO, this is SOLVED! Kudos and THANK YOU!!!

tlewis (tlewis) wrote :

I am affected by this bug also. The fix in comment #4 solves the bug, however, for me as well.

LStranger (andrej-rep) wrote :

It is not lxpanel bug, but lxsession-default instead. Although in might be fixed in lxsession since then.

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