missing entries in whisker menue, because of missing "DesktopNames=XFCE" in xubuntu.desktop

Bug #1590089 reported by Lichtmacher on 2016-06-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing xubuntu 16.04 and LTSP I realized missing entries in whisker menue when logged into a ThinClient. Logged in directly to the server they appeared.

The missing entries are .desktop-files stored in /usr/share/applications
with an entry
commenting this entry in an .desktop-file
the entry appeares immediately.

env | grep XDG

the invironment isn't set correctly. It should be

This is done by
"greping" the files in

should be an entry:

Then the entries appear.

dpkg -S xubuntu.desktop
xubuntu-default-settings: /usr/share/xsessions/xubuntu.desktop

There are similar bugs for lightdm/mate:

The missing entries are:
Settings (Einstellungen):
Display (Anzeige)
Workspaces (Arbeitsflächen)
Accessibility (Barrierefreiheit)
Notifications (Benachrichtigungen)
Preferred Applications (Bevorzugte Anwendungen)
Bluetooth Adapters (Bluetoothadapter)
Orage preferences (Einstellungen für Orage)
Settings Editor (Einstellungsbearbeitung)
Appearance (Erscheinungsbild)
Window Manager Tweaks (Feineinstellungen der Fensterverwaltung)
Window Manager(Fensterverwaltung)
Panel (Leiste)
Mouse and Touchpad (Maus und Touchpad)
Desktop (Schreibtisch)
Session and Startup (Sitzung und Startverhalten)
Xfce Panel Switch (Xfce-Leistenschalter)

Accessories (Zubehör):
File Manager (Dateiverwaltung)
Notes (Notizen)
Terminal Emulator (Terminal)


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xubuntu-default-settings 16.04.6 [modified: usr/share/xsessions/xubuntu.desktop]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.39-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jun 7 18:59:02 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-26 (42 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: xubuntu-default-settings
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lichtmacher (fh-j) wrote :

I assume that adding this line to xubuntu.desktop will not break anything.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 18.10

xubuntu-default-settings (18.10) cosmic; urgency=medium

  [ Simon Steinbeiß ]
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/panel/default.xml:
    - Set the square-icons option to true to ensure all
      status icons are of the same size/shape

  [ Sean Davis ]
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/orage/oragerc:
    - Use paplay for the sound application (LP: #1054396)
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/panel/default.xml:
    - Replace deprecated background-alpha with {enter,leave}-opacity
      for a semi-transparent panel with xfce4-panel 4.13+
    - Add separator and hide window list handle for cleaner panel
  * usr/share/xsessions/xubuntu.desktop:
    - Add DesktopNames=XFCE to xubuntu.desktop to correctly set
      XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP (LP: #1590089)

 -- Sean Davis <email address hidden> Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:35:47 -0400

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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