menu settings, backdrop list selection

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue May 4 19:14:10 CEST 2004

yep, that was my bad.  removed a single line of code in a cleanup that i 
shouldn't have, which removed the call that connnects the button press 
signals for each desktop.  whoops.  danny fixed it yesterday, hopefully 
you've noticed already (sorry for the late reply, my email's been rather 
flaky so i only got this this morning).

as for the panel plugin...  i can't reproduce that - when i change the 
option, the menu immediately rebuilds with (or without) icons, as 
requested.  please try killing the panel and running it from a terminal.  
if there's any output that appears related, let me know.

i did notice that the default upon adding the item is incorrect (it 
should be checked by default).  fixed in CVS.


On Mon, 3 May 2004, Philip Scott wrote:

> I also have this behaviour, no mouse events seem to be used. Changing 
> the options doesn't alter this.
> Also, the icons were originally shown for me in the menu when called 
> from the panel but after disabling and re-enabling them, they are now 
> not shown no matter what the status of the option is. I've restarted it 
> in between changing options, with no effect.
> Jean-François Wauthy wrote:
> > I don't know if i'm the only one but here it seems mouse events on the
> > desktop aren't intercepted anymore (scrolling included) and icons in the
> > menu (from panel) aren't shown anymore altought i haven't touched the
> > option. Any ideas ?
> > 
> > Le lun 03/05/2004 à 10:52, Brian J. Tarricone a écrit :
> > 
> >>hi all-
> >>
> >>i finally added the options to the desktop settings panel to control the 
> >>menu.  you can enable/disable the window list or the desktop menu, and 
> >>for each you can choose whether or not to display icons.  the panel 
> >>plugin also now has an option to show icons in the menu.
> > 
> > 
> >>i also added the feature requested on the xfce ML.  the edit backdrop 
> >>list dialog will now preselect the backdrop that's currently set, and it 
> >>puts an asterisk before and after the filename.  i tried to make it bold 
> >>or italicise the name, but from what i could find on the topic, doing 
> >>pango-ish stuff to the GtkCellRenderer is a pain, and i don't think it's 
> >>worth the effort.
> >>
> >>moritz: i haven't tested the new stuff with --disable-desktop-menu.  let 
> >>me know if there are any problems.  the settings panel should get 
> >>compiled without desktop menu settings as well.  i'm thinking of 
> >>removing --disable-desktop-menu at some point, because disabling it from 
> >>the settings panel has the same effect - the module gets unloaded, and 
> >>xfdesktop checks the setting at startup to see if it should even bother 
> >>loading the module.  the only difference is in code size for the 
> >>xfdesktop binary (minor, i'd think), and the fact that you have an 
> >>unused shared lib bumming around in /usr/lib/xfce4/modules/.  what do 
> >>you think?  ditch the configure option?
> >>
> >>yay, my todo list is getting shorter:
> >>- fix app-crashing problem
> >>- usability tweaks for the backdrop settings
> >>- xinerama
> >>- desktop menu cleanups
> >>
> >>and now i shall take a 3 hour nap before i go to work =p.
> >>
> >>    -brian
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