Bug#771676: mate-panel: Desktop launchers drag-and-drop-copied to panel vanish silently when removed from desktop

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Wed Mar 4 11:32:03 UTC 2015

Control: forwarded -1 https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/issues/287

Hi Stephan,

On  Mo 01 Dez 2014 15:57:54 CET, Stephan Sürken wrote:

> Package: mate-panel
> Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-2
> Severity: minor
> Tags: upstream
> Dear maintainers,
> doing this
> 1. Create some launcher on the desktop (RM->Create Launcher)
> 2. Copy launcher to some panel (Drag-And-Drop)
> 3. Remove launcher from desktop
> 4. Logout+Login (so mate-panel is refreshed)
> silently leaves the user with no launcher visible any more in
> the panel. It's still in the panel's config though; (for example)
> resurrecting the Desktop Launcher from the Trash makes it visible
> again after Logout/Login.
> There is no way to notice for the user (i.e., via the MATE
> desktop) that such a broken panel item ist still configured. The
> only way to see is via the user's ".xsession-errors" file
> ("Unable to open desktop file"...).
> Imho, one of the following simple solutions would fix this:
> - Just show the broken items in the panel anyway, so the user can  
> deal with them.
> - Add a pop-up whether the user wants to remove the broken items  
> (like for broken panel apps).
> Furthermore, when Drag-and-drop the desktop launcher to the
> panel, it shows a '+', which should read 'copy', but this
> obviously is not a real copy -- a different issue (this is about
> error handling only), but related.

This issue won't be fixed for jessie, but I have filed the issue upstream [1].


[1] https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/issues/287


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