[Solved] Re: Center lower panel?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 10:28:35 CET 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 1:36 AM, Gilbert Sullivan
<whirly.gig at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/24/2011 04:45 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, den 24.11.2011, 16:19 -0500 schrieb Gilbert Sullivan:
>>> On 11/24/2011 03:26 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
>>>> Am Freitag, den 18.11.2011, 12:30 -0500 schrieb David:
>>>>> 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.
>>>> I had the same problem and had to ask Nick because IHMO the solution is
>>>> everything but intuitive:
>>>>      1. Create a panel and push it to the bottom/top/left side/right
>>>>         side of the screen.
>>>>      2. Try to center it and then carefully drag it along the edge.
>>>>      3. When you have hit the middle, it snaps and stays in the middle.
>>>>         It will also be centered if you are using different screens and
>>>>         resolutions.
>>> I seem to be unable to evoke this self-centering behavior on my systems
>>> (Debian testing). I wonder if specific configuration options may come
>>> into play?
>> None. I just created a second empty panel and followed the steps as
>> described above. I did not go into the panel's options dialog.
>> Tested with xfce4-panel 4.8.6 on Fedora 15 and we are not patching the
>> package to do something special.
>> It's a little tricky though, the snap area could be a little bigger I
>> think.
>> Regards,
>> Christoph
> Thanks for that information, Christoph.
> I'm using the same version of xfce4-panel, but it certainly doesn't seem
> to be presenting me with a snap-to area, no matter how assiduously I
> try. Slightly different defaults or a bug in the Debian testing
> implementation, perhaps?
> It's nice to know how it's supposed to work. I'll try some other systems
> using Xfce at work on Monday to see if they're different.

You have a multi-screen setup?


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