I am hearing a lot on this list about lxpanelx being a more actively maintained lxpanel fork with more bugs fixed. Maybe it can fix your bugs too?
I am not an expert and have not tried lxpanelx myself, but if lxpanel is so problematic to you it might be worth a try.
Hope this post is helpful.
>I made a post not long ago about LXPanel freeze & LibreOffice. Some
>nice people on the list gave me a workaround [closing the LiO documents
>in the same order I opened them]
>Now, since Fedora LXDE 13, I am annoyed by a bug: I lose keyboard input
>in a Java application (Freemind) after a few minutes.
>I found a similar bug on Launchpad, see:
>and I opened one with my distribution, see:
>To finally find out that: LXPanel is once again the culprit. At least
>on my system. Removing the ibus panel icon from the panel is a
>I am not sure if my configuration is in cause? I use 2 input languages,
>I rely on i-bus only. And i did not configure keyboard input as in
>But, I use 2 (very) old notebooks. Same OS and settings. The one with an
>Intel GPU is not affected at all with any of the LXPanel problems
>related here. The other -- old pentium VI, Ati 900 Mobility -- is a
>"LXPanel bug magnet".
>Bug 710496 is a little difficult to follow. I am not positive that a
>Xorg file would solve the issues I encounter (LiO, Ibus, and Firefox
>panel icons - so far). But I welcome some advice.
>Else, will the situation of the LXPanel improve on Fedora 17 LXDE,
>or the next Lubuntu release, or not yet? Although, I do like LXDE over
>XFCE, the lxpanel is such a long standing annoyance on this particular
>notebook, I might try XFCE as DE for my next install? here to I
>welcome some feedback if some of you also use XFCE.
> if it solves the panel problems.
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