Proposal for a new internal panel-plugin : a "fake" handle

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Sun Jul 8 13:38:03 CEST 2007

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>> Nick Schermer wrote:
>>> Well I have some issues with it (sorry for the late response):
>>> 1) After changing the style, it seems to be impossible to get the
>>> right-click menu (probably a destroyed widget without setting
>>> xfce_panel_plugin_menu_show_configure again).
>>> 2) What exactly does "expanding empty space" do? Because it pushes
>>> other plugin off my panel and I can hardly believe this is on purpose.
>>> 3) You can't expand with a line anymore (duno how trivial that is),
>>> but maybe 4 styles and an expand option is better?
>>> 4) Lots of code duplication.
>>> I can fix all those issues myself, but I'd like to have some more info
>>> on points 2 and 3 before I start hacking on it ^_^.
>> I guess I screwed up a little ;-) I meant to polish it up, but I didn't 
>> get to it yet. I will try and fix it this weekend. Please be patient 
>> with me.
> The situation should be a bit better now.
> Landry suggested that an expanding separator really only makes sense for 
> a space. That sounds reasonable to me. Of course it's trivial to make it 
> a separate option, so if you feel it might be useful for someone, I can 
> change it.
> Expanding a plugin should never push other plugins off the panel, so 
> that seems to be a bug in the XfceItembar widget. I'll have a look.

That bug should be fixed now as well.


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