huge blank space between icons

Asked by dt01 on 2010-11-13

how can i get rid of the huge blank spaces between the icons.
i havent found any configuration dialogue.

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2010-12-01
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2011-02-21
GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #1

what icons are you talking about ?

dt01 (dt01) said : #2

the notification icons of , battery status and everything else that shows in the indicator-applet

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #3

In the terminal

2. gconftool-2 — – shutdown (no space between the dashes and no space between the dash and the word ‘shutdown’)

3. rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

4. pkill gnome-panel – That’s it!

srllorente (srllorente) said : #4

Tried what Greg T. said and I still have the same problem.

dt01 (dt01) said : #5

Finally found time to try Greg's solution but it doesn't work for me.
Maybe i got a wrong version of the applet. indicator shows version 0.4.6. and the file path is "/usr/lib/indicator-applet/indicator-applet".

ssebbass (ssebbass) said : #6

Same problem here, just update from very old gnome version...

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #7

right click then unlock , right click again and click move and see if they can be moved to where you need them .

ssebbass (ssebbass) said : #8

mmm, no i can't

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #9

 dt 01 this is odd three people with the same problem . right now the only thing i know to ask is, HOW HUGE IS THIS SPACE ? between the speaker and the envelope it is locked in the system . the internet icon can be unlocked and moved . the spacer bar can be unlocked and moved or removed . it you have a unity install on a laptop the panel is locked and still in testing ,

dt01 (dt01) said : #10

The space between the icons is from the size of one icon to one and a half.
Sometimes on desktop startup the network notification icon is missing but tomboy,speaker and mail(envelope icon) are there.
then i have to log back in or restart the applet.

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #11

 this use to happen to me , but i found a way to fix it .
 first go to applications = software center = on the left side click installed software .
in the list look for compiz and remove it then restart .
 after restart go back to software center , at the top right corner type compiz .
 then select compiz fusion icon and install then compiz and install . restart .
 now go to applications = system tools = compiz fusion icon click , it will show up by the network icon . right click it and then select the select windows manager then select metacity . this should fix your trouble .

srllorente (srllorente) said : #12

Sorry Greg, but your proposing solution of compiz reinstall did not work for me.

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #13

this was to fix the not showing up on restarts .

On 11/29/2010 02:56 AM, srllorente wrote:
> Question #133928 on indicator-applet in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-applet/+question/133928
>
> srllorente posted a new comment:
> Sorry Greg, but your proposing solution of compiz reinstall did not work
> for me.
>

dt01 (dt01) said : #14

reinstalling compiz didn't help with the missing or overlapping icons on startup.

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #15

 use the five tips on this page to clean up your system ;;
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140920
  this will get rid junk and trash in your system.

this is actually a known bug (with a proposed patch/hack inside): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-applet/+bug/589666

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