"Please restart the panel for visibility changes to take effect." not obvious for unfamiliar users

Bug #1306463 reported by Wybo Dekker
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Confirmed
Wishlist
Unassigned
Xfce4 Indicator Plugin
Confirmed
Medium
xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu)
Triaged
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

The configuration window for the Indicator Plugin says:
"Please restart the panel for visibility changes to take effect."

However, it is unclear for new users how to do this. Hence, it would be most helpful if either it notes explicitly something like:
"Please restart the panel via xfce4-panel -r for visibility changes to take effect."

or provide a button that would do this.

WORKAROUND: Log out and back in, or execute at a terminal:
xfce4-panel -r

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xfce4-panel 4.11.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-23.45-generic 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Apr 11 10:32:14 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-26 (15 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20140325.1)
SourcePackage: xfce4-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Wybo Dekker (wybo) wrote :
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Thaddaeus Tintenfisch (thad-fisch-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/Xfce. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Wybo Dekker (wybo)
description: updated
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In , Wybo Dekker (wybo) wrote :

The configuration window for the Indicator Plugin says:
"Please restart the panel for visibility changes to take effect."
It took me a long time to find out how to restart the panel; I simply logged out and in again.

Why not make the message:
"Run xfce4-panel -r for visibility changes to take effect."
Or even better: provide a button for that.

description: updated
summary: - restart panel message not clear
+ "Please restart the panel for visibility changes to take effect." not
+ obvious for unfamiliar users
Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
affects: xfce4-panel (Ubuntu) → xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu)
Changed in xfce4-indicator-plugin:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: xenial zesty
Paul White (paulw2u)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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