Programs crash when changing orientation of xfce4-panel

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at
Tue Dec 5 13:55:06 CET 2006

On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 13:13:23 +0100, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at>

> > And because of the other apps which also crashed I assume that isn't
> > really a bug in the apps but rather in GTK or xfwm4. Can anyone
> > confirm?
> Could be related to this bug:
Maybe, let's wait until Jasper fixed #2598 and then look if it gets

> The panel doesn't set its struts correctly when orientation changes,
> and xfwm4 updates the maximized windows as the struts are updated.
> Maybe the computed workarea with broken struts is too small and cause
> a crash in the applications, but that proves a weakness in the
> applications or their toolkit.
I think more if it's a GTK (probably GDK) weakness. What could/should
applications do to prevent this? In geany I just use gtk_window_maximize
() and I assumed GTK in conjunction with the used WM does the stuff for

And I hope you take this a bit more serious that it sounds, because no
matter where the actual bug is, it should be fixed. If it is in
xfce4-panel or xfwm4, the need to fix is obvious. If it is a GTK bug,
you should also be interested in fixing it because Xfce relies
completely on GTK and if the bug is really on application side, you
just should be interested in to find a solution for the Xfce apps like
xfburn, xfmedia and so on.
Don't get me wrong, but it sounds to me as you are a bit annoyed by
this, but I just want to help.


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