New panel: settings in separate dialogs

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Fri Sep 23 14:26:46 CEST 2005

Jannis Pohlmann schreef:
> Jasper Huijsmans schrieb:
>>Hi all,
>>The new panel is coming along nicely. All plugins that I wanted to add 
>>to a the panel have been added, so I guess I'm more or less ready to 
>>move it to SVN trunk.
>>In order to make handling the panel settings more obvious I spit the 
>>settings into one dialog for properties (and to add/remove panels) and 
>>one to add items (and move items around).
>>It would be nice if some people could test the changes and tell me what 
>>they think. Adding and moving items is now done through drag and drop only.
>>Suggestions are always welcome.
> Works great here. Some things I noticed:
> 1. Transparency value is 95 at maximum, not 100.

Yes, it is. Do you think I should allow 100%?

> 2. When manipulating a launcher and closing the session (with saving)
>    the launcher settings are not saved.

Closing the session while the launcher dialog is open, you mean?

> 3. Moving panel items around often doesn't work properly. For example, I
>    have a taskbar, systray and a clock in the upper right. Moving the
>    systray to the left of the taskbar and back causes it to be at the
>    right side of the clock. Hm. You have to play around with it
>    yourself, that's pretty difficult to explain clearly.

Yes, I think there may be some problems here with the itembar. Rather 
low-level stuff, so it's hard to get right.

> Besides, I really love it.

Thanks ;-)

One thing I don't particularly like is that I have to make widgets 
insensitive to add items. If somebody know a way to make them 
insensitive without greying them out, or how to prevent child widgets 
from interfering with the dnd of the itembar, please let me know.

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