Running 12.3 with KDE desktop on 32 bit laptop. I have a Dolphin launcher in the system tray, bottom left of screen. When I click on it to start Dolphin not only do I get the dolphin screen but also another dolphin icon in the system tray bottom right and an indication that there are 2 instances of dolphin running. Also the bouncing icon continues to bounce for a minute or so even though the dolphin screen has opened.
If I right click on the new icon which sits bottom right of screen I see “KSysTrayCmd” and menu options to Hide, Undock or Quit. If I select either Undock or Quit Dolphin closes. I can never get only one instance of dolphin. What is going on here please and how do I restore normal functioning?
That dolphin icon is it the one that comes with KDE panel by default? That one with Activities next to it?
If so you might try this:
set dolphin to view hidden folders
got to /home/yourname/.kde4/share/config in that folder
look for & open with Kwrite plasma-desktop-appletsrc
look for & then delete these lines:
browser=preferred://browser, , ,\s
filemanager=preferred://filemanager, , ,\s
Now if you’re using the default Kicker(not Lancelot like me) find Dolphin in Kicker rclick dolphin & select Add to Panel.
Logout then Login in this might end your problem.
Let us know if that works for you OK?
I have a filing cabinet icon on left next to desktop and activity manager icons. If I Lclick I get dolphin twice and when dolphin starts the bouncing ball continues for a while and I get a filing cabinet icon on the right. No change from original reported problem symptoms.
Hi and thanks for the suggestion. Tried it. A small improvement as now I still get a second dolphin trying to open with the bouncing ball for about 20 seconds and then it gives up and the second instance vanishes.
I thought the problem might have something to do with a network NFS share which is not reconnected when I reboot so I deleted that but no change so that wasn’t it, although the error messages have gone from the startup scripts.