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Bug#856309: marked as done (xfce4-panel: "Welcome" prompt is misguided; default to a useful config)

Your message dated Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:27:10 +0000
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and subject line Bug#856309: fixed in xfce4-panel 4.14.0-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #856309,
regarding xfce4-panel: "Welcome" prompt is misguided; default to a useful config
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Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.12.1-2
Severity: normal

Upon starting XFCE (really xfce4-panel) for the first time, You receive a
prompt like

    Welcome to the first start of the panel
    Choose below which setup you want for the first startup.
                      [Use default config] [One empty panel]

I believe this prompt is misguided. If you are the type of user who wants the
second option, a blank panel, you can quite easily get there from the default
one: either edit it in the UI tools and remove all the widgets (and panels)
that you won't want, or monkey with the settings files in the background.

If you aren't, there's a chance you are a novice user, or at least unfamiliar
with XFCE and its internals. Trying to get from the blank panel to a useful
one, or even the default, is very hard. (even figuring out which config files
to blast away and whether to do that in an open session or not is challenging).

Therefore for some users, selecting "one empty panel" is a dangerous thing to
do, leaving you with a mostly useless session and no easy way to get back to a
useful one.

This would be mitigated a bit if there was a "restore to defaults" option in
the panel configuration, but there isn't. The user is also being prompted by
(at least) ClipIt's "Save history" question so the initial session can be a bit

I think the prompt should simply be removed and the default config be used by

Jonathan Dowland

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Source: xfce4-panel
Source-Version: 4.14.0-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
xfce4-panel, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 856309@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> (supplier of updated xfce4-panel package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:28:02 +0200
Source: xfce4-panel
Architecture: source
Version: 4.14.0-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Xfce Maintainers <debian-xfce@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org>
Closes: 856309 884813 913610
 xfce4-panel (4.14.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Unit 193 ]
   * New upstream version.
     - Update default panel layout (Closes: #913610)
     - Drop the panel's welcome dialog (Closes: #856309)
   * d/compat, d/control:
     - Drop d/compat in favor of debhelper-compat, bump to 11.
   * d/control:
     - Build-depend on gtk-doc-tools and xfce4-dev-tools for autoreconf.
     - Drop Build-Depend on libdbus-glib-1-dev.
   * d/rules:
     - Drop the now-default option '--parallel'.
     - Drop dbgsym migration, it is complete.
     - Pass '--enable-gtk-doc' during configure to fix consecutive builds.
       (Closes: #884813)
   * Trim whitespace from previous changelog entries.
   * Bump Standards-Version to 4.4.0.
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