Panel stickiness

Simon Huggins huggie at
Sat Jun 25 21:22:10 CEST 2005


On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 05:20:27PM +0200, Auke Kok wrote:
> Simon Huggins wrote:
> >Why is the panel no longer freely movable?
> >I must admit I hadn't noticed as I always keep mine at the bottom but
> >I can't see an advantage to users to force them to always have it in
> >one place.
> umm, debian users are kind of slow: this change was made almost more 
> than half a year ago if not more. The decision comes from the very 
> foundations of Xfce: to keep it simple and fast.

Nope, the users are quick enough - 4.2.x has only been in unstable
recently.  It was in experimental before that but not for a lot longer.

If anyone is to blame for the lack of 4.2 in Debian then it's probably
me but I wanted to avoid putting 4.2.1 in sarge given some of the bug
reports and knowing that the packages hadn't been in unstable yet.

> However, you'll be happy to know that the future panel implementation
> will probably make the panel movable again.

Hrm, ok.

On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 09:05:17PM +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Well, it made my life a bit easier ;-) Thanks for passing on the
> debian reports though. I don't know how easy it would be to add it
> back now (some things changed internally), but I could have a look.

Do you have an idea about the Xinerama issue?  Being able to start the
panel and the taskbar on one screen or the other and having that be
persistent would be neat.

> The only reason I ever heard for not putting the panel on the screen
> edge is to put it above or below the taskbar; in most of these cases
> the person actually preferred the taskbar plugin.

Yeah fair enough.


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