Icon box.

Alexandre Moreira alexandream at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 19:15:40 CET 2006

Hey Jasper, I was thinking: Wouldn't it be easier to merge  the tasklist
plugin and the iconbox plugins ? I mean... they should do basically the same
thing with the few differences listed down (please correct me if I'm
speaking nonsense)

The Tasklist is allowed to create more rows when it has enough vertical
space, and the iconbox only enlarges its icons.

The Tasklist displays the title of the tasks in the buttons and its buttons
are wider.

Wouldn't it be easier to handle the IconBox through the same code that does
the Tasklist, only making that tasklist Vs iconbox behavior optional ?

If I recall correctly the tasklist already has support for stopping drawing
the titles, so it would just be a matter of creating the Expand to
height/Add Rows switch. (and deal with the minimum width, since it goes
pretty weird when the minimum width is set to zero.

Of course I don't think this is a project for 4.4 but I think it is worth a

2006/11/14, Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at xfce.org>:
> Alexandre Moreira wrote:
> > Hello, everyone. I don't know if this is already "fixed" (I don't even
> > know if it is a bug, or if my post is a "feature request" [and I know
> > feature requests are not ok at this time on the release plan]), but
> > there it goes:
> >
> > Is the IconBox supposed to flash on the Urgent Hint ? If so, it is not
> > flashing on my system (and I'll gladly give a more detailed
> > description if that is the case).
> >
> Hmm, it seems that indeed the iconbox does not support this. I'm quite
> sure I wanted to implement this, but apparently it slipped my mind.
> > If it is not the case and it is just not implemented, can anyone point
> > me where you guys do that on taskbar so that I can try to replicate
> > the behavior in Iconbox ?
> The implementation of the taskbar is in the libxfcegui4:
> libxfcegui4/netk-tasklist.[ch] . I must warn you that this particular
> part of the library code hurts the eyes and may cause permanent
> blindness ;-)
> >
> > It is the only thing preventing me to ditch my taskbar and using a
> > Iconbox for tasks altogether, and would be pretty nice to have once
> > the  MacMenubar patch for Gtk finds its way into mainstream (lets all
> > hope for it).
> I agree about the iconbox feature, but I'm not sure about that Mac menu
> bar :-)
>     Jasper
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