Xfce panel translucent

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Oct 4 12:03:51 CEST 2004

> no, what i'm trying to say is that making the panel translucent adds
> functionality (makes it possible to see windows under it), which is useless
> unless you remove the current functionality that doesn't allow windows
> under the panel (personally, i've always thought this was dumb).
> look at it this way:  you see it as "add eye candy -> remove existing
> functionality."  what it really is is this: "add functionality (that also
> happens to be eye candy) -> remove existing functionality that makes
> the new functionality somewhat pointless, and is unnecessary with the
> new functionality".
> it's fine for xfwm4 to avoid placing windows under the panel, but if i
> move a window under the panel myself, i really want it to go there.  in
> this case, xfwm4 is getting in my way; it's annoying.
> at any rate, is this translucent panel thing going to be optional?  if not,
> i think that's a bad idea.  as benny points out, some people don't like
> it and want to disable it.

Thats what I wanted to say. :-)


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