show/hide button

Kimat Boven skimat at
Wed Jun 25 16:54:47 CEST 2008

having a hotkey assigned to the panel appearence/disappearence would be a neat.
having for each panel an option to be assigned to a hotkey and also a
selection achievable trough left-right arrows + enter-space. this
would give the possibilty of displaying huge icons of your
applications and selecting their launching trough the keyboard only
a suggestion idea made by me

2008/5/14, joy zhao <yanhwizhao at>:
> hi,
> In the current panel,  the panel window inherited form XfcePanelWindowClass,
> and in its
> xfce_panel_window_size_allocate routine, priv->resize_func (
> panel_resize_function ) would be called, which would determine panel
> window's position on screen and this routine would be called from time to
> time and prevent a plugin's information of panel moving to another position.
> So if not do certain changed in the panel itself, I don't think a plugin can
> have enough power to implement task to show/hide panel to corner.
> I don't intend to push you to use my patch, and further improvement on  it
> is necessary.
> My concern is that if panel already has implement the trunk of the
> functionality, why do we have to add a dummy plugin to take the superficial
> responsibility? plugins should do what the panel do not know, like
> displaying a clock, eyes..., but not what the panel knows and already have
> done!  Just we only need a option in panel's customization dialog to toggle
> autohide behavior, instead of a unnecessary plugin to have users the choice
> of deciding panel can autohide or not. If we have to put the main function
> in the panel, why not just provide an option in the customization dialog and
> toggle the existence of the show/hide button?
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 2:45 AM, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at>
> wrote:
>> 2008/5/13, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at>:
>> > Why is it necessary?  What's wrong with the panel's autohide behavior?
>> >  I feel like this is a niche feature that isn't really a great idea to
>> >  put in the panel proper...  Tho adding a way to allow plugins to change
>> >  autohide behavior might not be a bad idea.
>> It's not up to you to decide whether people should or shouldn't like
>> this feature ;-). My experimental panel already supports hiding
>> sideways (and guest what, it is kinda handy), so it only needs a
>> clever way to control this 'remote'.
>> Nick
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