a few panel questions

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 16:09:46 CET 2005

Hello Jasper,

- The 'Add new item' dialog behaves differently when you add items by
double-clicking on them and when you select then press the add button.
In the latter case it closes the dialog, in the former it does not.
It is probably intentional but I wonder if there's a more consistent way
to do it. I guess having an explicit close button is too much. It is a
minor inconsistency but still it is one :)

- Why are the 'freely movable' and 'full width' options exclusive.
Having both set could mean one can drag the panel to top/bottom or left
right only but it will keep stretched. BTW when it is vertical it is
full height ;) so 'stretch to margins' or other more appropriate wording
could be used on the option.
I think such behaviour is present in the win95 taskbar IIRC, it can be
snapped to the screen edges.

- Could the panel have a setting to disable confirmation dialog on
'plugin remove'?

- I am missing the possibility of placing plugins in almost arbitrary
places on the panel. Without the taskbar plugin which I now put in a
second panel and which used to occupy the middle of the panel with
seemingly empty area acting as a big separator, the plugins are all
crowded in one side of the panel. It would be nicer to have them grouped
as menu and actions on one side and logout, clock sytray on the other.
The choice of what goes which side is of course a policy and a matter of
taste but this is a layout which I and no doubt others have got used to.
Allowing random placement of plugins would allow everybody to arrange
the panel according to her/his tastes.

- I wonder if the show desktop plugin, being more xfce workspace related
just like taskbar, iconbox, systray unlike other plugins would not
be better included with the panel itself?

thank you

PS: I like the new logout dialog :)

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