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Another missing padlock

Postby Betwixt on Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:23 am

A mintUpdate padlock is missing from the taskbar of a Mint 6 installation. The user doesn't know what caused the disappearance but thought it was when an update took place. I haven't personal access and have to talk the user through by telephone, but I have verified the following:

The taskbar notification area still contains the Loudspeaker, Date/Time, and Network icons.
In Control centre > Sessions > Startup Programs tab, the mintUpdate application is ticked.
Updating can still be effected through Control centre > mintUpdate.

I've looked up past questions which mentioned adding Notification Area by using the Add to Panel facility, but in this case that didn't seem relevant because other icons are still being displayed.

So, how to get the mintUpdate icon back on the taskbar? Please!
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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby distoaddict on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:01 am

this may be related to this. viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22669
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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby lexon on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:11 am

I had that issue. I had regular updates the first few weeks of using the new Mint 6 installation and then the lock went away. I would try manually and Mint update would open and tell me how many updates but the window is grayed out so I could select nothing. Had to force a close after 15 minutes.

I re-installed the OS.

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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby distoaddict on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 am

As a matter of interest.Is the padlock there when mintUpdate is started manually?
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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby Betwixt on Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:37 pm

distoaddict wrote:As a matter of interest.Is the padlock there when mintUpdate is started manually?


No, not at all but I have confirmed that updating through the Control Center is still a working option.
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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby distoaddict on Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:36 pm

I would consider installing Ubuntu update manager. it would be interesting to see if the red arrow appears with that if there are updates available.
Not as safe as mintupdate though.
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Re: Another missing padlock

Postby Frannie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:22 pm

The Update padlock disappeared from my system tray today, too and I just on clicked Menu and mintUpdate. It reappeared immediately.

Actually, I've had very similar occurrences with Windows XP system tray items too. In such cases, I usually check in the Startup menu via Start and run, to check if something has become accidentally unticked which can happen if you employ Third Party startup software.

I find that Tomboy Notes makes an excellent multi-text Clipdiary since usually computer clipboard memory can only handle one clip at a time.
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