[Solved] Re: Center lower panel?

Gilbert Sullivan whirly.gig at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:49:50 CET 2011

On 11/25/2011 04:28 AM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> 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?
> Nick


No, the system I'm using right now is a ThinkPad T520i with a single
1366x768 display. It's Debian testing installed via netinst about two
months ago. Using LightDM on all, along with Xfce.

I use only packages from the main testing repository with no proprietary
firmware or drivers. I don't usually stray very far afield from default
settings, and I always create a "spare" user account on which I leave
the desktop environment settings absolutely at default. I just tried to
invoke the auto-centering behavior on that spare user account, and I
couldn't get it to work.

It's certainly no big issue, since it's easy enough to expand the panel
to 100% width and then reduce the width so that it's centered.


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