"Add the Xapp status applet"

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"Add the Xapp status applet"

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Hi all! I did an upgrade a month or so ago from 19.2 to 19.3 which went fine, as far as I can telll. However ever since then, there has been a dramatic black exclamation point icon in the system tray area. When I hover over it, it says "Add the XApp status applet". If I right click, I get a context menu which has 'show system reports' or 'quit' as options. If I right click it it brings up System Reports dialog box, which says "Add the Xapp status applet" with some more text and then one button that says "Ignore this problem".

I don't understand what the problem is, so I'm hesitant to click ignore. But if I don't ignore it then I am constantly distracted by this exclamation point that is calling for my attention.

Would someone kindly advise?

Thank you
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Re: "Add the Xapp status applet"

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Hello, awkwardhelicopter.

Had been effected by this issue as well (really more a nuisance, than a real problem behind it).
Though this thread, [Solved] MintReport keeps on telling me to add Xapp-Status-Applet to the Xfce4-panel, suggests that the root cause has been resolved, this may not be quite true for users of LM 19.3 Mate and LM 19.3 Cinnamon.

Make sure that you have installed the most recent version of xapps-common, which is 1.6.10+tricia. Then the nagging should stop.
In case it does not, you might indeed tell Mint Report to "ignore this problem". This would silence the symptom, without any ill side effect as far as I can tell.

In case you are prepared to do so, you might get involved in this Linux Mint Github bug thread about the issue: Mintreport does report that XApp Status applet is missing even if is already added #39

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Re: "Add the Xapp status applet"

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Then the nagging should stop.
No - it doesn't stop. Annoys me for the second time today....

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System:
  Host: virtual Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Virtualbox System: innotek product: VirtualBox v: 1.2 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial: <filter> BIOS: innotek 
  v: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.0 Wh condition: 50.0/50.0 Wh (100%) model: innotek 1 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 15936 
  Speed: 1992 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1992 2: 1992 3: 1992 
  4: 1992 
Graphics:
  Device-1: VMware SVGA II Adapter driver: vmwgfx v: 2.15.0.0 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: vmware 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 3000x1790~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: SVGA3D; build v: 2.1 Mesa 19.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_intel8x0 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:05.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-26-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI 
  port: d020 bus ID: 00:03.0 
  IF: enp0s3 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI type: network bridge 
  driver: piix4_smbus v: N/A port: d200 bus ID: 00:07.0 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 40.00 GiB used: 19.69 GiB (49.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: VirtualBox model: VBOX HARDDISK size: 40.00 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 39.12 GiB used: 19.69 GiB (50.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
Info:
  Processes: 181 Uptime: 22m Memory: 4.82 GiB used: 1.54 GiB (32.0%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 
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Re: "Add the Xapp status applet"

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absque fenestris wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:52 pm
Then the nagging should stop.
No - it doesn't stop. Annoys me for the second time today....

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System:
  Host: virtual Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Virtualbox System: innotek product: VirtualBox v: 1.2 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial: <filter> BIOS: innotek 
  v: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.0 Wh condition: 50.0/50.0 Wh (100%) model: innotek 1 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 15936 
  Speed: 1992 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1992 2: 1992 3: 1992 
  4: 1992 
Graphics:
  Device-1: VMware SVGA II Adapter driver: vmwgfx v: 2.15.0.0 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: vmware 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 3000x1790~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: SVGA3D; build v: 2.1 Mesa 19.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_intel8x0 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:05.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-26-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI 
  port: d020 bus ID: 00:03.0 
  IF: enp0s3 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI type: network bridge 
  driver: piix4_smbus v: N/A port: d200 bus ID: 00:07.0 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 40.00 GiB used: 19.69 GiB (49.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: VirtualBox model: VBOX HARDDISK size: 40.00 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 39.12 GiB used: 19.69 GiB (50.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
Info:
  Processes: 181 Uptime: 22m Memory: 4.82 GiB used: 1.54 GiB (32.0%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 
Try this command. Post the results in "code"..."/code" tags just like you did for the inxi output there.

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apt list --installed *xapp*
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Re: "Add the Xapp status applet"

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ms@virtual:~$ apt list --installed *xapp*
Listing... Done
gir1.2-xapp-1.0/tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia amd64 [installed]
libxapp1/tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia amd64 [installed]
python3-xapp/tricia,tricia,now 1.8.1 all [installed]
xapps-common/tricia,tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia all [installed]
The only upcoming update would be some "traffic analyzer" and that probably can't be because of it.

Besides, right now, the stupid message appears again ... :mrgreen:
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Re: "Add the Xapp status applet"

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absque fenestris wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:40 pm

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ms@virtual:~$ apt list --installed *xapp*
Listing... Done
gir1.2-xapp-1.0/tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia amd64 [installed]
libxapp1/tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia amd64 [installed]
python3-xapp/tricia,tricia,now 1.8.1 all [installed]
xapps-common/tricia,tricia,now 1.6.10+tricia all [installed]
The only upcoming update would be some "traffic analyzer" and that probably can't be because of it.

Besides, right now, the stupid message appears again ... :mrgreen:
I'm not sure about Mate at all. I've never used it (well, almost never), and I don't know much about it.

In XFCE, there's a "panel plugin" you need as well. It's a separate package to install. Under Cinnamon (which I don't use much), the equivalent I think is called an "applet" or something like that and you download it at the same place you add it to your bottom panel/task bar. You need the Mate piece that makes the messages/notifications appear on your panel/task bar at the bottom of your screen. You have an older one now, or you wouldn't be seeing the nag notifications, but Mint is switching over to xapp instead of the previous notifier plugins/applets. It probably won't be happy until the matching notifier gizmo is also installed for your environment.
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I have been using MATE since GNOME 2 left. That should be pretty much exactly 9 years. My Mint MATE works fantastic, occasional hoppers of the mouse pointer because of my high resolution monitor I can patch with dconf.

But this "XApp" - sorry - just the name "App" is annoying. Microsoft, Android and Apple speak. Please talk about programs or applications: App - reminds me of ape and it is exactly ape-ish.

Apologies to all big and small apes and monkeys - they can do as little for it, as all pigs or dogs.
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Out of interest may I add this:

I had this window pop up after updating to 19.3 (Mate version) and I added it.
The result was some panel icons which previously had been small and moveable were now
large and fixed in place; you could not even delete them.

Due to that and other issues I went back to 19.1 for a time then upgraded again to 19.3.
This time I did not add the 'app' and have had no problems since which includes the
absence of the 'ignore problem' etc.

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I agree with leadwtZ,

The Xapp status applet may be the most evil innovation since Unity :)

I detailed my frustration with scrambled and disappearing Mate icons in this post:
viewtopic.php?p=1835302#p1835302

I was able to remove the Xapp status applet after installing mate tweak.

BTW, It is not simply a "nuisance" when I repeatedly lose my Shut Down icon that I rely on when dashing out of the room, in a hurry.

I just don't want to go there again.
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