Issue with LxPanel and menu

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Issue with LxPanel and menu

Postby m4daredsun on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:30 am

I use a customized Openbox DE (with Mint theming of course :wink: ) on top of Mint Debian on a netbook to have a super lightweight DE. I recently installed to the so-called Update Pack 3 in Mint Debian, which brought a problem to my desktop.

After installing this update pack, I am not able anymore to use the LxMenu if the panel is in the Top position, see screenshot.

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The weird thing is that if I move the panel to the bottom (any other position), my menu works as expected. Does anybody have an idea of what can be the reason for this and how to solve this issue?

I know I could leave the panel in the bottom position or use the Openbox menu's (right click on desktop), but I would like to understand what is behind this weird behavior of the panel/menu
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Re: Issue with LxPanel and menu

Postby gosa on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:13 pm

I can confirm this...

I also installed lxde on top of lmde, and have the same behaviour.

My idea was to use AWN on the bottom, and move lxpanel to the top (in the long run I'm thinking about removing lxpanel completely, but that'll only happen when I know I can manage without it)

Is there any way of solving this?
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Re: Issue with LxPanel and menu

Postby seppalta on Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Did you try putting a new menu from scratch on the top panel? If it works, then remove the old one that doesn't show, or just ignore it?
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Re: Issue with LxPanel and menu

Postby mti on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:58 am

I don't use Mint but I had the same problem with Arch Linux.

If you are willing to recompile lxpanel you can apply the patch below. This will fix the problem.

The patch is agains lxpanel-0.5.8, if you have another version it may not apply correctly but you can change the source manually in function menu_pos().

--- a/src/plugins/menu.c 2012-03-08 10:15:39.687374637 +0100
+++ b/src/plugins/menu.c 2012-03-08 10:23:17.131564832 +0100
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@
*y = oy - h;
if (*y < 0)
- *y = oy + allocation.height;
+ *y = 0;
*y = oy + widget->allocation.height;
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