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I just upgraded to 11.10, Unity.

I use wicd and guake so I went to dconf-editor and whitelisted these guys (well, I changed the whitelist to 'all') so their icons appear on my top panel.

However, when I switch to dual-monitor (using Nvidia's twinview), these indicators (just the whitelisted ones - not the dropbox/google reader/system load/sound/workspace ones that you can install using the repositories) move to the middle of the screen and obscure the window name in the top panel (images below).

full top panel: see how the guake/wicd icons are to the left over the window title, and all the others are over to the right where they should be (the second monitor is to the left of this screen).

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These two (three, looks like empathy has joined the club) icons don't appear at all on the top panel on the other monitor, although the other ones that are behaving normally do.

Does anyone know how to fix this (move them back over to the right)/what further commands I can run to narrow down what the problem is?

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closed as off topic by fossfreedom Mar 29 '12 at 20:43

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Just to make sure it's not something else in your configuration, I would create an empty user account, whitelist those apps in it, and see if the problem occurs for that other user. If it does happen again with a fresh user account, you know it's Unity. If not, it's something in your configuration. – Ken Kinder Feb 27 '12 at 21:57
Thanks, I'll try that and get back tomorrow. – Feb 28 '12 at 12:58
@Ken - thanks for the suggestion. I made a fresh user and the problem still persists (I was hoping it wouldn't!). Are there any logs I can try look into that could help? – Feb 28 '12 at 23:58
Not that I'm aware of. I'd try submitting a bug to launchpad. – Ken Kinder Feb 29 '12 at 13:30
I just found what I think may be the relevant bug: 778256 – Cas Mar 29 '12 at 18:04