Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Problem with systray items not popping up

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Post Problem with systray items not popping up

    I have a problem where sometimes for no obvious reason some widgets in the systray will not open (popup) when I click on them. The main ones which dont open are the device notifier when I have a usb stick or CD in, the Network Manager one and the Notifications one when I am copying stuff to or from a usb stick to show progress. What does happen is the small blue bar appears above the clicked on but it does not open, a second click and the blue bar goes away.

    If I log out and back in they work again but then it will happen again.

    Anyone seen this or have any ideas please?

    Stuart

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    24,973

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    The forums software forced you to inform us that you use Tumbleweed.

    How can we force people to inform us which desktop environment they use?
    Henk van Velden

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    My apologies... I get a bit tied up with a problem and just simply forget things. I am using KDE Plasma 5 fully up to date yes on Tumbleweed.

    Stuart

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Berlin
    Posts
    357

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    long shots:
    do you have extra repos enabled, and did you update using "dup --no-allow-vendor-change"
    do you have any non standard applets installed
    have you right clicked the systray and checked settings

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    Answers are:-

    No
    Yes like SMB4K, Dropbox Solaar
    Yes

    basically things which are programs like SMB4K still work, it widgets that dont pop up, just the blue bar appears above the clicked one, also left click works to do settings etc. Seems to happen when I have some (not all) of my USB sticks plugged in, up until then it all works fine.

    Stuart

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    This has happened again this morning. I had hibernated last night and this morning on resuming the desktop I noticed this, not sure if it happened immediately after resume but noticed it after the software updates ran and told me about the lastest updates and I went to open the widget to see what they were but all that happens is the small blue bar above the systray icon comes on and goes off again on second click but no pop up appears, now same thing happens on all widgets in the systray but applications in there like SMB4K and Dropbox still behave normally. I right click on system updates brings up the pop up for settings but no way can I get it or network widget to open normally.

    To reiterate system is Tumbleweed KDE Plasma 5 fully updated (apart from todays ones that is).

    Stuart

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    Happened again today right after I mounted a USB3 pen drive, the pop up appeared OK when I plugged in the drive but when I went to open Device Notifier to un-mount the drive it did not pop up as it should only the blue bar above it showed. Also tried to open network widget - no dice, also the main black arrow which should pop up the full set of widgets does not open - just get a long blue bar across all of them. Second click on anything which wont open and the blue bar disappears. Still on TW KDE Plasma 5 with latest updates.

    Stuart

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Virginia Sector 13
    Posts
    15,698

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    Try a different user to see if it works for them your configs may be messed up. Can happen if you have keeped setting between multiple version or OS

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: Problem with systray items not popping up

    This problem keeps happening on TW and also now on two laptops running Leap 42.3. I suspect it cold be an issue with settings being carried over between KDE Plasma releases. However I am loathed to have a new home each time as it requires everything to be set up again. Can anyone suggest a limited number of settings directories which I can rename to make sure Plasma is set up fresh each time but allows all my other settings to remain the same?

    Stuart

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •