Transparent panel thoughts

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Nov 17 09:09:54 CET 2004

On 11/17/04 17:58, Jeff Franks wrote:
> Olivier,
> I never liked a window maximizing behind the panel before. I know you 
> recently changed this option and I thought that it was a good idea at 
> the time. Now that I have transparency working I've noticed that having 
> a window maximize behind a transparent panel is a valid option. With 
> transparency set to greater than 50%, even 75%, and having the panel not 
> transparent when the mouse cursor is over it really amounts to an 
> alternative to the 'autohide' option. Because the transparency is real 
> time, you can see background windows being updated in real time. Don't 
> you think that when the panel is transparent that there could be, at 
> least,  a hidden option to allow the old behaviour.

i'm not sure this is always so useful.  i keep my panel in the top right
corner of the screen, and an always-on-top autohidden xfmedia in the top
left.  if a window maximised under it the panel, i'd be unable to
unmaximise it without some annoyance.  i suppose i'm not against a hidden
pref, aside from being against hidden prefs in general.


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