Panel Plugins

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Sep 14 23:44:45 CEST 2005

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> - Menu
>    The Xfce menu plugin should at least be part of the default Xfce
>    install. If there will be a common menu implementation in libxfcegui4
>    it could be part   of the panel, otherwise it should probably remain
>    in xfdesktop.

Brian said he lost interest to work on this so we're probably bound to
what we have right now.

> - CDE-like switcher. For old times sake? Sounds like a candidate fpr
>    xfce-goodies to me...

Definitely a goodie.

> Other Plugins
> - Clock
>    Perhaps merge with date-time?


> - System Tray
>    I currently optionally show the time in the systray. This is a common
>    setup in other environments, but of course duplicates functionality of
>    the clock. Should it be in there?

People requested this quite often and it's really easy, so I'd say, it
should be in.

> - Special actions
>    Quit, lock screen, settings and about. The current system buttons.
>    I don't think the current imlpementation is the best we can do, but I
>    have no real idea about how to implement this differently. Not sure we
>    need all these actions. Quit and Lock screen might be enough...

Ack. About and Settings are better implemented as launchers.

> Thanks,
> 	Jasper


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