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    Question Xubuntu and unresponsive AWN panel

    Hi, I've been playing around with Xubuntu and I finally found a configuration that I like. It involves having two AWN panels on the desktop and therein lies the problem I'm facing:

    Pretty often, either one of the panels will have its applets become unresponsive to the mouse : they neither react to hovering over them nor to clicks. Otherwise, they still work : any applet that does something by itself keeps doing it.

    The panels themselves work as well : they are configured dynamically hide (hide when touched by a window, reappear if the mouse then comes over them). As a matter of fact, having them reappear with the mouse gesture is the only to be able to interact with the applets themselves when they've gone into that semi-frozen state.

    I must say I really have no idea as to what to do to correct that probelm.

    Anyone ?

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    Re: Xubuntu and unresponsive AWN panel

    Is there really nobody with a suggestion ?

    Really ?

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    Re: Xubuntu and unresponsive AWN panel

    AWN doesn't look like it's been worked on in about 2 years. Not sure if it's still being developed or not. It's support forum is 95% spam so that's not a good sign. You may want to switch to another dock...one that's more actively maintained. Cairo Dock is nice and has a ton of applets and settings. Docky might also work. Both allow the use of multiple docks. Both are in the software center.
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    Re: Xubuntu and unresponsive AWN panel

    I use AWN on my own Xubuntu 11.04 system. It works beautifully and I much prefer AWN over Cairo. From what I can tell, AWN is still very much under development. If we judged projects by their forums, I would have to conclude that Kubuntu is on life support -- and needs to be unplugged. What version of Xubuntu are you using?
    Last edited by VTPoet; February 22nd, 2012 at 11:31 PM.
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    Re: Xubuntu and unresponsive AWN panel

    Well, after trying cairo out, I must say that I find AWN more interesting. Right now I'm using it with xubuntu 11.10 (which works fine otherwise).

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