[Solved] XFCE Power Manager Settings Don't open after recent Update

After a recent update, I noticed that my battary indicator wasn't showing, and also going to the XFCE settings panel and clicking on the power settings no long opens anything. It appears it's still installed, and I can adjust my settings through terminal still, but wondering how to fix the GUI for power settings?

Main issue is my screen blanking settings aren't being used so I have to do it manually in terminal for now (minor issue) but not sure if I should just wait for it to fix itself in a later update, or maybe something needs attention.

thanks in advance for any tips on this

Was using xfce-power-manager-dev instead of main branch, switched to the regular one and it seems to all be working again.

pacman -Qi xfce4-power-manager

that gets me this:

Name : xfce4-power-manager-dev
Version : 1.6.0-1.1
Description : Power manager for Xfce desktop (GTK3 version)
Architecture : x86_64
URL : http://www.xfce.org/
Licenses : GPL2
Groups : xfce4
Provides : xfce4-power-manager
Depends On : libxfce4ui upower libnotify hicolor-icon-theme gtk3
Optional Deps : xfce4-panel: for the Xfce panel plugin [installed]
lxpanel: for the LXDE panel plugin [installed]
Required By : None
Optional For : None
Conflicts With : xfce4-power-manager
Replaces : None
Installed Size : 4.03 MiB
Packager : Bernhard Landauer oberon@manjaro.org
Build Date : Sat 30 Apr 2016 10:54:29 PM JST
Install Date : Sun 15 May 2016 08:33:22 AM JST
Install Reason : Explicitly installed
Install Script : No
Validated By : Signature

I'm not sure thats what you should be using (notice the -dev in the name?)
I am away right now .. but can you search ?
pacman -Ss xfce4-power-manager

NVM - I looked at a repo .. yeah I think you want the xfce4-power-manager

Soo just install that (it will conflict - accept removal od the dev one)

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Yeah I noticed the dev branch being used (pretty sure I didn't set that but whatever)

the search string you suggested brings me this:

extra/xfce4-power-manager 1.6.5-2 (xfce4)
Power manager for Xfce desktop
extra/xfce4-power-manager-gtk3 2019.08.15-1 (xfce4-gtk3)
Power manager for Xfce desktop (meta-transfer-pkg)

I'm assuming just going with the main branch will work?

okay i'll give it a shot.

You might also want to check about other ones you may have left sitting around:

pacman -Qs xfce

[ just in case :wink: ]

thanks, my updates are sitting a little too big to do a full system upgrade right now. But I'll give it a shot in a couple days after mission critical stuff is over with. thanks!

update: just switched over to the main branch from dev on the xfce4-power-manager and did a whole update, seems to back to working. thanks

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