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Version: 0.5.5 no longer auto starts

Hello,

Up until the recent qjackctl update everything worked correctly. After the update to Version: 0.5.5, qjackctl no longer autostarts with a reboot and login. After I login, I go to launch qjackctl and it does start, but it also starts jack as well, which is odd because I don't have Start JACK audio server on application start selected.

Once qjackctl is started I go to Setup/Misc and the following options are greyed out:

Enable System tray icon
Show system tray message on close
Start minimized to system tray

I close qjackctl (not quit, but hit the close X) and the app vanishes. I then restart it and everything appears normal, with the exception of Settings/Advanced where I noticed the entire Server Prefix area is greyed out.

I quit qjackctl and deleted the config file, restarted set things back up but same thing on my next reboot it does not launch. I quit qjackctl and uninstalled it, reinstalled and same thing.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I am running Arch with XFCE, everything is up to date.

any help is appreciated.

Thanx!

--nixIT

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@rncbc,

Since the notification icon is displayed when I manually run qjackctl after logging in, is it possible that when it's an autostart app, it's starting before the notification area is running?

--nixIT

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i really don't know for sure--i got it working alright on all my brief xfce tests remember?--i can only guess that you probably are nailing it ;)

cheers

ps. fwiw. it's xfce v4.12 here (up-to-date openSUSE Tumbleweed).

thanx for the reply! I too am running xfce v4.12 (Arch linux up to date here).

I also posted a message on the arch forums about it, may go to the xfce forums as well.

When you added it to autostart, does it create a .desktop file in your autostart folder? if so, can you post the contents?
did you originally have it installed on the xfce system? maybe the upgrade, maybe I missed a file?

just trying to think of other ideas why only 0.5.5 doesn't autostart properly.

--nixIT

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here the contents of ~/.config/autostart/QjackCtl.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=0.9.4
Type=Application
Name=QjackCtl
Comment=QjackCtl Auto-Start
Exec=qjackctl --start
OnlyShowIn=XFCE;
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Hidden=false

hoevere, after testing once again under a xfce session, i've noticed that once in the notification area the system-tray icon doesn't react to any input on xfce: the context-menu doesn't come up on right-click nor the main window show/hides on left-click, whatsoever--this is critical and major crippling to the system-tray icon functionality as it's supposed to be: so please read this very carefully: **DON'T ENABLE THE SYSTEM-TRAY ICON** on desktop systems that do not support the original protocol.

it is now clear to me that XFCE is following suit with the GNOME3 ban:

so sorry: you've been warned.
cheers

Thank you for looking into this...


hoevere, after testing once again under a xfce session, i've noticed that once in the notification area the system-tray icon doesn't react to any input on xfce: the context-menu doesn't come up on right-click nor the main window show/hides on left-click, whatsoever--this is critical and major crippling to the system-tray icon functionality as it's supposed to be: so please read this very carefully: **DON'T ENABLE THE SYSTEM-TRAY ICON** on desktop systems that do not support the original protocol.
it is now clear to me that XFCE is following suit with the GNOME3 ban:

I am not sure what you are meaning by this. Can you explain a little more?

--nixIT

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Old news by now: GNOME 3.26 Removes the Legacy System Tray — But Will You Miss It?

Anyway, I'll repeat: Don't enable the system-tray icon on systems that don't entirely support it.
Cheers

Thanx!

I only have 2 .desktop files:
/home/nixit/.config/autostart/qjackctl.desktop <----- use in the XFCE application autostart
/usr/share/applications/qjackctl.desktop <--------used in the XFCE system menu

I would assume there would be no conflict for the autostart with these two.

@rncbc, Thanx for the clarification on the --start parameter..

I even uninstalled qjackctl, removed all remaining qjackctl files and reinstalled, didn't help.

--nixIT

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