Proposal for a new internal panel-plugin : a "fake" handle
landry.breuil at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 12:56:24 CEST 2007
2007/6/24, Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at xfce.org>:
> Landry Breuil wrote:
> > Hacking on it, i don't really understand why expand and draw separator
> > are not exclusive... if i enable both, there is no separator drawn and
> > plugin is expanded..
> That's a bug. The separator should be drawn centered.
> > my panel is not full-width, and expanding a
> That's bug #2 ;-) An item should not expand in a non-full-width panel.
> > separator makes my iconbox disappear (it's set to "use available
> > space"). If i unset this option for iconbox, expanding a separator does
> > nothing. Really weird behaviour, i'm confused :)
> If the panel thinks the items don't fit, it will not display the some of
> them. This could be the same bug as above or a different one. It
> certainly is a bug.
> > If i understand, expand setting is here when you use full-width panel,
> > to force a plugin to be on the right of the panel .. but what is the
> > supposed behaviour with normal-width panels, where there is no extra
> > space ?
> > So, maybe a good idea would be to have only _one_ setting for separator
> > plugin, set to either "expand", "empty", "line", "fake handle",
> > "pre-4.4-style dots" with a combobox or radiobutton in the cfg dialog
> > ... that would simplify the code.
> That sounds reasonable.
> > Or, even better, remove the "expand"
> > option, and make panel plugins freely droppable somewhere on the panel,
> > not "stacked" on the others (but that may require extensive hacking in
> > panel internals, dunno)
> That would be a very fundamental change. It basically requires a rewrite
> of the XfceItemBar widget.
> > Ideas, comments ?
> > In what direction do i start my hacking on separator.c ? :)
> Just go with the one style setting option and I'll try to have a look at
> the bugs. Maybe you could file them on bugzilla, to make sure I don't
Done : http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3360
Patch is also available here : http://gruiik.info/stuff/patch-separator.c
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