xfce4-panel clock looses configuration

Bug #1687367 reported by Thomas Schweikle on 2017-05-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xfce4 Panel
Confirmed
Medium
xfce4-panel (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

xfce4-panel clock looses configuration.

- install xfce4-panel
- add clock to panel
- configure clock to hold, for example:
  Short help: %V: %A, %d. %B %Y, <b>%H:%M</b>
  Format: %V: %a, %d. %b. <b>%H:%M</b>
- close config.

- reopen config

under certain circumstances "Short help" will be empty now if set to "user defined format". Opening configuration a second time, while configuration is open already, will clear "Format" too, if "user defined format" is selected, while bringing configuration to foreground.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xfce4-panel 4.12.0-3ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 4.10.13+ x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Mon May 1 09:01:48 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-10-19 (2020 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: xfce4-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

I change the clock preferences to show in the form 13:00:00, and it looks just fine, but then as soon as I press the close button, it returns to a custom format that contains no text. If I then go to preferences again and enter in %T for the time and %c for the tooltip, it works, so I will use this as a workaround, but this is very buggy and it should work if I select something other than a custom format.

Mint XFCE Sarah on a Gateway netbook LT4004u

Thomas Schweikle (tps) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Will (wmannard) wrote :

As a workaround, xkill the settings dialog rather than closing it the normal way. Settings will be saved.

Another relevant upstream report:

https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11527

Changed in xfce4-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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