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    System Tray Size Issues

    For the last two week I've been using plasma-desktop desktop session.

    Works great, except for the System Tray Widget which one might place in any Panel.

    Each time i login i notice with much annoyance that the system tray widget is much wider than the combined width of its contents.

    I could not find any way to manually resize this widget on the panel.

    Amazingly, removing the widget and adding it again, causes it TO GROW EVEN BIGGER!

    if i open the system tray settings, i see a HUGE number of items in the "Entries" section.

    Attached is two screenshots of the situation.

    Before adding


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    Last edited by airtonix; April 16th, 2012 at 11:41 PM. Reason: ata
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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    I believe I may have solved this.

    1. open
    Code:
    ~/.kde/share/config/ksmserverrc
    in your favourite text editor.

    2. look for and obliterate any line containing the word 'agent' (you will more than likely see more than one occurance of this.

    3. empty
    Code:
    ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc
    4. log out then back in,
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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    If you click on the "cashew" at the far right-hand end of the panel, you'll open the panel properties. Click on the Height entry and make the panel bigger or smaller. You'll see the system tray adapt to the changes you make.

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    If you click on the "cashew" at the far right-hand end of the panel, you'll open the panel properties. Click on the Height entry and make the panel bigger or smaller. You'll see the system tray adapt to the changes you make.
    Height is not the issue.
    What is actually happening is that there are lots of autogenerated icons in the status bar that don't have icons and don't provide tooltips or menus.

    Which is why there is lots of blank horizontal space in the systemtray
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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    I was having this exact problem. Just fixed it. Try this:

    Go into the panel editor (far right button on the panel) and right click on the System Tray widget. Click on System Tray Settings and then on the Entries tab. In there I had a load of items called things like ".../org/kde/statusnotifieritem/...". Each of their visibility was set to auto so I set it to Hidden and when I applied the settings the System Tray had shrunk back to normal size. Hope this helps!

    -TheFlanman91

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    I was having this problem too, but I would like to be able to remove these entries / find out where they are coming from. Any clues as to how I might do this?

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    Not 100% but i think those "blank" tray icons are caused from a crash in plasma, I was having them alot of those for awhile. Immediately after desktop crash, there might be 3 or 4 of them. I fixed them after looking at crash logs closer, and installing missing libraries.

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    Hello Jakin,
    Could you please let us know where you searched exactly in the logs, I don't find any message saying a libray is missing...

    Hello Arkin,
    I do not have anything in my ./kde/ directory, is this normal ? (I checked the option "display hidden files")

    Thierry

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by lfcfan View Post
    Hello Jakin,
    Could you please let us know where you searched exactly in the logs, I don't find any message saying a libray is missing...

    Hello Arkin,
    I do not have anything in my ./kde/ directory, is this normal ? (I checked the option "display hidden files")

    Thierry
    KDE stores it's configuration in the ~/.kde directory, not the ~/kde directory.

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    Re: System Tray Size Issues

    Recently started having the same problem -- the System Tray width occupied most of the panel, squeezing out everything else. Deleting and re-adding the widget simply increased the width. Unlike TheFlanman91, I didn't have any extraneous notifier entries in the Entries tab.

    Going to the system tray settings and unchecking "Miscellaneous" under Item Categories fixed it for me.
    Last edited by Nathanael Culver; May 18th, 2013 at 11:19 PM.

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