Center lower panel? [Solved}

Gilbert Sullivan whirly.gig at
Sun Nov 20 21:05:27 CET 2011

On 11/20/2011 02:08 PM, David wrote:
> On 11/20/2011 10:01 AM, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
>> On 11/20/2011 09:06 AM, David wrote:
>>> On 11/18/2011 1:16 PM, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
>>>> On 11/18/2011 12:30 PM, David wrote:
>>>>> I have created a 2nd panel that is 'Launcher count sized to fit' that
>>>>> contains 6 'launchers' that I have placed at the bottom of the screen.
>>>>> But I can not seem to get it to 'center justify'. The Help says that
>>>>> placing it on the right, left, or bottom should automatically center it.
>>>>> What am I doing incorrectly and where can I find the necessary
>>>>> information to correct this?
>>>> My approach is to go into panel preferences and expand the panel to 100%
>>>> width first. Then, when I reduce the width the panel is centered.
>>>> However, this is going to leave the panel a little off-center if it
>>>> contains items that resize themselves -- like, for instance, the
>>>> notification tray.
>>> This worked nicely. Thank you.
>> I'm glad it worked.
>> I was kind of surprised by the change this feature when I moved from
>> Xfce 4.6 to 4.8. IIRC in version 4.6 the panel was actually auto-centered.
>> I guess that, since the solution isn't onerous, it's probably not worth
>> reporting even as a wishlist bug. I suppose I can even imagine
>> situations in which some users -- like, say, tiling window manager users
>> -- might find the ability to stick an off-centered panel at the edge of
>> the screen.
> How do 'we' point out what is an error in the 'Help" file then. The task
> bar obviously does not center, nor 'auto center', although the file says
> that it does.

I'll admit that I didn't even read the help file. I'd guess the thing to
do would be to as that they omit any reference to automatic centering
and, instead, just describe the process that can be used to center the

Please bear with me if I'm missing something. I'm under the weather,
under the influence of medication, and elderly. As "wasted" as I am at
the moment, I can see that I made some explicative errors in my most
recent previous message, and I'm wondering if I'm doing the same in this

I think it's nap time for me!


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