Two issues with 4.4

hodak at hodak at
Thu Mar 15 19:59:17 CET 2007

On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

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> On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:21:06 -0400 (EDT) hodak at wrote:
> >
> >That sort of works. This way an application window can be slid under
> >the top panel, but only when the title bar is out of the screen. For
> >some reason it is not possible to just slide the title bar under the
> >top panel so that the whole application window (including title bar)
> >remains on the screen.
> [...]
> >Is this a known issue? I am seeing this on both Ubuntu and Gentoo.
> It's not really an 'issue'.  It's just how it works.  Up to Olivier if
> he wants to change the behavior.
> 	-brian

Good to know that this is intended. Here are two screenshots demonstrating
how this can be a problem when the top panel takes up only part of the

The first image shows open firefox window. Everything is allright until I
try to move the window to the right. Because of the current panel
behavior, the window will automatically be pushed down even
though I was moving it to the right in a straight line. The result is shown

The sudden jump down is rather annoying, since I just wanted to move it
to the right, not to the right and down.

Resizing is also a problem. When I press CTRL+SHIFT+Right_Arrow to make
window bigger, nothing happen for a window shown in first screenshot. The
window cannot be made bigger because it would overlap with the panel. The
only way to resize it is to use mouse and move the window down so that it
is below the panel. After this resizing works, but again moving window
down just to be able to resize it is annoying.

This should demonstrate that the current behavior of the top panel is
problematic when the top panel takes only part of the screen. For the
full-width top panel the behavior makes sense, but it leads to
"issues", for partial panel. Perhaps the behavior could be changed based
on the size of the top panel?


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