xfce4-panel and multi-launchers

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Sat Sep 15 15:22:32 CEST 2012

On Sat, 15 Sep 2012, Lili-Anne Girard wrote:

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

Perfect, thanks!

Allin Cottrell

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