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Month: September 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Missing task bar on a laptop with a "part time" external monitor

From: Tim WIlliams <tmw@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:57:01 +0100
On 29/09/15 12:35, E. Liddell wrote:

> What happens if you kill and restart kicker when it's in this state?
> Anything?

I just tried this and it has no obvious effect. The process starts up 
again without error, but I still have no taskbar. I'm in the process of 
filing on bugzilla, so I'll add that in.

While testing for this the problem actually got worse, after plugging in 
and activating the external monitor, the task bar flipped back to the 
laptop display, when I removed the monitor, the task bar vanished from 
the laptop display again! I tired leaving the monitor connected so that 
the task bar was on the correct screen and logging out/rebooting without 
the external monitor, but the task bar was missing again when I logged 
in. Even if I placed the task bar in a new position on the laptop screen 
(on the left side instead of the bottom), it vanishes again the moment I 
unplug the external monitor. Basically, I now can't find any way to get 
the task bar to display without the external monitor plugged in by 
"normal" methods.

However, I think I've found a work around which will do for now:

- Edit ~/.trinity/share/config/kickerrc
- Change the value of the XineramaScreen parameter to 0
- Kill and restart the kicker process

Seems to do the trick.

Tim W

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