xfce4-panel and multi-launchers

Lili-Anne Girard liliannegirard at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 14:54:05 CEST 2012

2012/9/14 Allin Cottrell <cottrell at wfu.edu>:
> Among the many things I like about Xfce4 there's one thing I'm not so keen
> on. That's when you want to add a single item to a panel that contains
> "launchers" for several related tasks (e.g. terminal windows running ssh
> sessions onto various hosts).
> In old gnome you could add a "drawer" that contains the multiple items:
> click on it and the drawer slides out, giving you access to the individual
> launchers.
> In Xfce4 -- unless I'm missing something -- you can't do that. You can add a
> multi-launcher to a panel OK, but the first launcher itself takes the place
> on the panel, with a little arrow icon/button alongside to slide out the
> other ones.
> I don't like it: to me, there's nothing specially privileged about the first
> of the launchers, that it should occupy the single-click slot. I find it
> more intuitive if single-click just slides out the list (with, therefore, no
> need for a distinct arrow button).
> I find myself clicking the arrow button and thinking "Where has A gone?",
> where A is the first launcher I added. The answer, of course, is that A is
> what you get by clicking on the "main" icon, not the arrow -- but like I
> said, I don't find this intuitive.
> --
> Allin Cottrell
> Department of Economics
> Wake Forest University

In your launcher properties, advanced tab, select arrow inside button.


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