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Tray symbols disappear after switching monitor outputs #3317
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When switching back to the external monitor (set as primary by xrandr), the tray symbols should be shown.
Also, not showing any symbols if the primary output is off is a bit confusing but you could argue that's exactly what I configured. (EDIT: I think that the behavior described in this paragraph is fine. I shouldn't have distracted from the actual problem which was described in the previous paragraph.)
Binary i3 version: 4.15 (2018-03-10) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors Running i3 version: 4.15 (2018-03-10) (pid 383)to abort…) Loaded i3 config: /home/manu/.config/i3/config (Last modified: 2018-06-29T21:00:40 CEST, 408 seconds ago) The i3 binary you just called: /usr/bin/i3 The i3 binary you are running: i3
For testing, I've used an almost default config (copied from
- Linux Distribution & Version: Arch Linux (rolling release) - Are you using a compositor (e.g., xcompmgr or compton): no
I sometimes encounter other issues with tray symbols and switching monitors (in particular, the Pidgin symbol disappears sometimes and even restarting i3 doesn't help; only restarting Pidgin helps). However, the issue described here is the only one that I could reproduce reliably.
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Jul 9, 2018
It was this part:
More specifically, the PR would've shown the tray on the first available output if you specified
The reasons why the PR has not been merged can be seen in the discussion there. The PR is IMHO unrelated to the issue of the tray not showing up when switching back to the primary output.
On a side note, does it work if you split switching back to the external monitor up like this?