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Moving system tray (Solved)
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:48:19 am »
Somehow my system tray, volume control and clock got shifted to the left next to the menu button. How do I shift them back to the right side of taskbar? Or do I need to delete them first and replace?
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« Last Edit: March 03, 2020, 11:11:38 am by markba633csi »

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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 01:48:36 pm »
Hello @markba633csi, right click anywhere on the taskbar:
Code: [Select]
> panel > panel preferences > Items > then use the up and down arrows to move items left or right as you prefer.

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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 09:00:12 am »
Peppermint 6 seems to be different- and besides, I don't know how I shifted those items in the first place! That's what I get for fooling with it
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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2020, 09:39:08 am »
I don't recollect now how to access that in P6 @markba633csi ... we might need to search the old forums...

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Cursory glance reveals it still involves right clicking on the panel to get a dialog about Add/Remove Panel Items...
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 09:48:24 am by spence »
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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 07:04:43 am »
Peppermint 6 seems to be different- and besides, I don't know how I shifted those items in the first place! That's what I get for fooling with it
-Mark

You might have deleted a spacer/separator.  When the are set to expand they will keep items in place, left or right.

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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 11:11:14 am »
That's exactly what I discovered- deleting spacers and separators goofs it up for sure- not exactly intuitive but will yield to experimentation
marking as "solved"
Thanks Steve
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Re: Moving system tray
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 02:30:05 pm »
That's exactly what I discovered- deleting spacers and separators goofs it up for sure- not exactly intuitive but will yield to experimentation
marking as "solved"
Thanks Steve
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You are very welcome!

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Re: Moving system tray (Solved)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 02:59:51 pm »
 :)   Glad you found your resolution @markba633csi, and thank you for remembering to mark it (SOLVED)
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Re: Moving system tray (Solved)
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 02:44:55 pm »
I had a fresh install of Pep 6 on another machine so I took a look and found that the spacer/separators are not needed. The critical item is the "stretch" be enabled.  So, on the left side we have the menu button, then the "task bar (window list)" with the "stretch" option enabled, which shifts anything following in the panel list over to the right side of the bar:  (desktop pager, system tray, volume control, digital clock, and one final entry "application launch bar" which can be set to access any item in the menu list)- I left it blank for now
So the mystery is solved, but it was a bit of a puzzle :)
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 03:15:07 pm by markba633csi »