panel dock type broken

edscott edscott at
Sat Jul 10 05:23:33 CEST 2004

I liked the old way where you could set the level. But I do not see any
problem with having it always on top and set to auto hide. What would be
nice would be to have some configurable "resistance" to show the window
(like when dragging windows from one desktop to another). This is
because the only problem with autohide mode is that the panel is
constantly unhiding unintentionally while you move the mouse close to
the bottom.

two cents...

El vie, 09-07-2004 a las 04:01, Jasper Huijsmans escribió:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 10:37:39AM +0200, Olivier wrote:
> > Jasper,
> > 
> > The panel is still broken in CVS. I fail to see the benefit of changing
> > the type to normal from dock and vice versa.
> > 
> > Either we choose to set the panel to "dock" and stick with that (and the
> > "always on top" option is irrelevant), or we choose to set the panel as
> > a normal window and set the additional states (always on top, skip
> > pager, skip taskbar etc) manually. 
> > 
> > Anyway, mixing all this like it is now in CVS is conceptually broken
> > IMO, and won't give any good result...
> > 
> > BTW, struts aren't reserved for docks, you can set struts and partial
> > struts to any kind of window.
> > 
> > Personnally, I wouldn't mind setting the panel to dock type and remove
> > the always on top.
> > 
> Thanks, I cannot agree with you more. I'm afraid I gave in to the pressure too
> soon. To me it makes sense to have the panel as a dock type window.
> On the other hand there are apparently a lot of people who want their panel to
> be covered by other windows.
> I have two options:
> - Make the panel a dock type window. This is my personal preference. It does
>   take away some configurability.
> - Make panel a normal window and use window state ABOVE for always on top.
>   This will possibly make more people happy.
> Other opinions?
> 	Jasper
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