New panel in trunk

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Nov 9 21:01:57 CET 2005

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On 11/9/2005 11:36 AM, Antonio SJ Musumeci wrote:
> Maybe something like E17? All the plugins and panels and what-not are 
> edited mainly in an "edit" mode where they can be moved and resized and 
> otherwise altered.

... which is exactly the case now*, unless I'm misunderstanding you.


* with the exception of accessing the properties of individual plugins,
but I think this is worthwhile to be able to do from the menu.

> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On 11/9/2005 3:28 AM, Jani Monoses wrote:
>>I thought a bit more about this and I think that customizing the panel 
>>itself is even less frequent then the various plugins in it.
>>So having customize panel on every right-click menu seems a bit too much 
>>to me (Especially since it does not appear on systray and the tasklist, 
>>so it is not even consistent across the whole area of the panel).
>>One of the reasons I see for this is that if the whole panel is filled 
>>with plugins it is hard to find an area to click on to get at the 
>>panel's own config menu. I think of having some area reserved on the 
>>panel or a special fake plugin which would act as the panel itself.
> You also forgot non-full-width panels.  It's virtually impossible to not
> click on a plugin in that case.  A fake plugin is a pretty nasty idea.
>>BTW: do I do anythoing wrong with the moving of panel plugins? I cannot 
>>click and drag them as I said yesterday.
> You have to have the "Customize Panel" dialog open.  Seems to make
> sense, no?  You *are* customizing the panel by dragging them around.
> 	-b
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