After changing panel settings active icon appears

I’ve customied my manjaro xfce:

  1. Install Manjaro xfce

  2. install theme

  3. install icons and cursors

  4. install plank dock and it’s theme

  5. install ulauncher and it’s theme

  6. configure panel, only elements and appearance

Now when I open panel settings and close them
Panel is premanently bordered with red line and active application in the plank dock shown.

Application is called “Create launch icon on the panel”
And I can’t close it!

After reboot all works fine

Screenshot: screenshot — ImgBB

What can possibly cause it and is there a way to fix it?

System info:

  Kernel: 5.10.41-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=f118723a-d875-4ba1-9d25-e2e93640ba87 rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet 
  apparmor=1 security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.24 info: xfce4-panel, plank wm: xfwm4 
  vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Extensa 215-51 v: V1.06 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: WL model: Taurus_WC v: V1.06 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.06 
  date: 09/23/2019 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 29.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 29.7/37.0 Wh (80.1%) 
  volts: 8.3 min: 7.7 model: PANASONIC PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion 
  serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter> 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
  RAM: total: 7.62 GiB used: 2.16 GiB (28.4%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) 
  microcode: DE cache: L2: 6 MiB bogomips: 28808 
  Speed: 600 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 600 2: 600 3: 600 
  4: 600 5: 663 6: 600 7: 600 8: 600 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_capabilities 
  arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc 
  cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms 
  est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window 
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid 
  invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni 
  popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss 
  ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc 
  tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec 
  xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea0 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: Chicony VGA WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:4 
  chip-ID: 04f2:b5e0 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: intel 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1454 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1185x385mm (46.7x15.2") 
  s-diag: 1246mm (49.1") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
  diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  Monitor-2: HDMI1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 108 size: 600x340mm (23.6x13.4") 
  diag: 690mm (27.2") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9dc8 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.41-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: no 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 4040 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:5 chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down bt-service: enabled,running 
  rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
  Message: No RAID data found. 
  Local Storage: total: 1.16 TiB used: 105.58 GiB (8.9%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: GOODRAM model: SSDPR-PX500-256-80 
  size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: V1.0.5 temp: 47.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1J scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Transcend 
  model: JetFlash Transcend size: 15.11 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 101.48 GiB size: 101.48 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 10.29 GiB (10.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
  label: N/A uuid: f118723a-d875-4ba1-9d25-e2e93640ba87 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 285 MiB size: 284.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 7.1 MiB (2.5%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 label: N/A 
  uuid: 6571-498E 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 101.48 GiB size: 101.48 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 10.29 GiB (10.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
  label: N/A uuid: f118723a-d875-4ba1-9d25-e2e93640ba87 
  ID-4: /media/1tb-volume raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 915.89 GiB (98.32%) 
  used: 95.28 GiB (10.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: N/A 
  uuid: 2d1de759-b464-4d8a-a0c7-8be5aff0b034 
  ID-5: /var/cache raw-size: 101.48 GiB size: 101.48 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 10.29 GiB (10.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
  label: N/A uuid: f118723a-d875-4ba1-9d25-e2e93640ba87 
  ID-6: /var/log raw-size: 101.48 GiB size: 101.48 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 10.29 GiB (10.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
  label: N/A uuid: f118723a-d875-4ba1-9d25-e2e93640ba87 
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 136.72 GiB fs: btrfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 434dd1dd-8922-4d8e-ae29-f0f7d3ac15af 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 2.4 GiB fs: iso9660 
  label: MANJARO_XFCE_2105 uuid: 2021-05-19-14-20-20-00 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 4 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI 
  uuid: 9C90-90E8 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Transcend Information JetFlash type: Mass Storage 
  driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 8564:1000 class-ID: 0806 
  Device-2: 1-4:3 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52f class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: 1-7:4 info: Chicony VGA WebCam type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 04f2:b5e0 
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: 1-10:5 info: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth 
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 272 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 3 Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1205 lib: 332 flatpak: 0 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.04

Hi @Cubik ,
I wonder whether you could provide the theme, icon and cursors name and url where you downloaded them, in order to replicate your problem.


Hi @j8a ,
Yep, sure

  1. Dracula theme:

  2. Tela icons purple:

  3. Candy icons:

  4. Sweet rainbow:

  5. Plank theme, TCE Uppercap:

  6. Ulauncher theme: GitHub - fsrocha-dev/ulauncher-palenight-theme: A theme for Ulauncher based on Palenight Theme Vscode

Launch on login: plank, ulauncher

Thanks in advance

Hi @Cubik ,
I followed your instructions and I installed all but TCE Uppercap and nothing happened, everything is working all right.
I add a picture of my desktop.
My XFCE Desktop with Plank
I wonder whether a different plank theme may change something, but I am not sure.
I usually prefer the Cairo Dock, which brings many alternatives as TCE Uppercap.

Hope it help, regards

Hi @j8a ,
I really appreciate your help, will test Cairo as soon as possible
And maybe I won’t use any of these docks and will just configure the panels to show launch icons and window buttons.

Thank you once more!

Hi @Cubik ,
I finally install the TCE and it looks good, although I could not see the problem you have reported before.
Another screenshot of my XFCE desktop


Hi @j8a ,
Could you try to change settings of panels and then close this window?

Hi @Cubik ,
I change my panel settings under appearance in Style from Dracula-slim to vimix-dark, the Icons from Tela Purple to Tela Yellow and in Windows decoration from Dracula-slim to vimix-dark and the result is the same.
Here is the screenshot: XFCE after changing settings

Then, here is my desktop with all the windows closed: XFCE Desktop after the recent changes