Panel Autohide?

Erik Touve etouve at
Wed Mar 19 09:01:55 CET 2003

From: Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at>
To: xfce4-dev at
Subject: Re: Panel Autohide
Reply-To: xfce4-dev at

On 18 Mar 2003 21:38:16 +0100
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I agree on the panel autohide feature. It should hide to the top,
> > left, right or bottom depending on screen location and panel.
> > 

> hmm, you mean simply hiding to the nearest edge? left/right for
> vertical mode and top/bottom for horizontal I presume. Interesting. > 
> Erik are you still interested in trying to implement this? I would >
> to see if this works. The way I think this could work:
> 1 - panel loses focus (no part of the panel has focus)
> 2 - start timeout (say 0.5 sec)
> 3 - if still unfocussed -> hide panel. 
> The way to do the hiding I think is to use a separate window of 1 >
> pixel
> wide on the nearest edge and catch mouse entry events to trigger the
> unhide. It can either be a visible window with equal height or width 
> as
> the panel or an invisible input-only window (is this GtkInvisible?).
>        Jasper

Yes, I'm still very interested in doing this.  Sounds pretty
straightforward.  Hopefull I can start looking at some code tonight.

Thanks for all the input!


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