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#1 2011-06-17 22:30:10

inp3dance
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[Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Hi,
I have a shiny new and clean Archlinux install, 32bit with Xfce, but I can not modify the panel properties. Both the Size, Length Alpha, Opacity Enter and Leave values are stock at zero and I can't move the slider up. Can somebody help me fix it?
Thank you!

Last edited by inp3dance (2011-06-18 12:05:56)

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#2 2011-06-18 00:11:26

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

I have the same issue. Can't do squat. http://min.us/mvj6zxG

Shinny new x86_64 install.

I got this:

(xfce4-panel:1070): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of length-scale with value `length'
(xfce4-panel:1070): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of size-scale with value `size'
(xfce4-panel:1070): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of bg-alpha-scale with value `background-alpha'
(xfce4-panel:1070): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of enter-opacity-scale with value `enter-opacity'
(xfce4-panel:1070): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of leave-opacity-scale with value `leave-opacity'

Last edited by dbdii407 (2011-06-18 01:32:33)

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#3 2011-06-18 09:23:51

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Downgrade gtk2 to 2.24.4

EDIT: You can also customize the panel with xfce4-settings-editor.

Last edited by electric_indigo (2011-06-18 09:27:53)

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#4 2011-06-18 12:05:30

inp3dance
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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

electric_indigo wrote:

Downgrade gtk2 to 2.24.4

EDIT: You can also customize the panel with xfce4-settings-editor.

Thank you, downgrade fixed the problem. Is there a bug report submitted already about this? Because if not, I will create one.

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#5 2011-06-18 15:02:00

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

I don't know if the bug report exists. I searched xfce's bugzilla and I didn't find anything on that.

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#6 2011-06-18 16:36:54

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

This problem does not appear to be limited to xfce. Using cairo compositor's preferences dialogue (under lxde) has the same lockout on alpha settings.

So, could this be related to gtk or X, rather than xfce?

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#7 2011-06-18 19:34:50

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

bobwad wrote:

This problem does not appear to be limited to xfce. Using cairo compositor's preferences dialogue (under lxde) has the same lockout on alpha settings.

So, could this be related to gtk or X, rather than xfce?

I do believe that's what the Gtk-WARNING part means and why downgrading fixed that issue.

Also, I don't believe this issue is actually "solved". There is more than one backway to adjust the settings. Sadly, the actual sliders still refuse to do their job. http://min.us/mvjBW42

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#8 2011-06-19 22:52:18

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

I have exactly the same problem. Arch x86 / Xfce 4.8.

(xfce4-panel:1262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of length-scale with value `length'
(xfce4-panel:1262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of size-scale with value `size'
(xfce4-panel:1262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of bg-alpha-scale with value `background-alpha'
(xfce4-panel:1262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of enter-opacity-scale with value `enter-opacity'
(xfce4-panel:1262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to get constuct only property adjustment of leave-opacity-scale with value `leave-opacity'

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#9 2011-06-19 23:02:23

krimson
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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Doh ! I was about to lose my mind on this. Glad I am not alone. I am also unable to change the transparency of Terminal.

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#10 2011-06-20 01:55:58

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

I have this problem also.

Im running openbox by itself with updated gtk2 and the sliders stay at zero.

Composting wont work either...

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#11 2011-06-21 11:03:51

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Bug fixed in xfce4-panel git: http://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/co … 08ad766355

(Though I think I read somewhere that Gtk2 2.24.5-2 also fixes the problem...? Edit: No, it was another problem.)

Last edited by stqn (2011-06-21 11:57:14)

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#12 2011-06-21 18:47:40

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

electric_indigo wrote:

Downgrade gtk2 to 2.24.4

EDIT: You can also customize the panel with xfce4-settings-editor.

Another thank you, this saved me a lot of grief.


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#13 2011-06-21 19:42:11

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Thanks, this worked for me smile

Last edited by zenwalk (2011-06-21 20:00:03)

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#14 2011-06-21 21:18:41

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

I have the same issue with xfce4-panel 4.8.4-1 and gtk2-2.24.5-2 and confirm that downgrading to gtk2-2.24.4-2 fixes it.
The xfce4-panel-git in the AUR is old(20101030-2).
upgrading to gtk2-2.24.5-2 also breaks cairo-compmgr

Last edited by disastrophe (2011-06-21 21:31:46)


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#15 2011-06-21 21:46:22

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=576492

looking at this it seems that you guys should start filling reports upstream to the applications that are broken because of this change


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#16 2011-06-21 22:44:51

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Here's a thread at Xfce.org if anyone is interested.


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#17 2011-06-22 17:27:16

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Re: [Solved] Can't modify Xfce panel properties

Upgrade to xfce4-panel-4.8.5-1 solved the problem.

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