Systemtray & Taskbar panel-plugin problems (Xfce 4.2.3
erikharrison at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 20:25:48 CET 2006
On 12/20/06, Rob <spamrefuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Alexandre Moreira wrote:
> >2006/12/20, Rob wrote:
> >> Ah, I just discovered that the plugin
> >> panel-taskbar doesn't seem to have a
> >> "Notification area" which could "Show the
> >> system tray in the taskbar".
> > I can't be sure about this, because it has been so
> > long since I used the 4.2.x branch, but: have you
> > checked to see if there is a "Notification area"
> > plugin ? At least that is how 4.4 works. You get
> > them separated, so you can use them wherever you
> > want.
> Ah, great, yes indeed, you're right.
> There's a panel plugin called 'Systemtray',
> which does exactly this.
> Very quickly I discovered two problems with the
> Systemtray panel-plugin:
> 1. BUG
> When I also use the Taskbar panel-plugin, and
> choose the Taskbar option "Expand to fill screen",
> then the panel goes beserk for a while when an icon
> is added to (or removed from) the Systemtray; the
> panel is then flickering and jittering for a few
> Obviously, the Taskbar area must be reduced
> (or enlarged) in this case to adjust the space for
> the larger (or smaller) Systemtray, but apparently
> this communication is not correct.
There is no real communication, as I recall. The taskbar plugin
resizes itself until the panel stretched across the screen. It is
ugly. Note that the taskbar plugin is a thirdparty enhancement in 4.2.
In 4.4 the equivalent plugin is part of the panel core, and it doesn't
have this problem
> Is this solved with 4.4 ?
> 2. NUISSANCE
> The Systemtray icon in the panel comes sandwiched
> between two separators, whether I like it or not.
> I also cannot remove these separators.
> As the panel allows manual addition of separators
> at will, it would be better to have the Systemtray
> without these separators (for me, the separators
> consume too much space in the panel!).
There are no separators built into the system tray in 4.4.
> Is this improved in 4.4 ?
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