Deskbar panel mode

Matt x edelstahl at
Sat Nov 12 12:39:46 CET 2011

The multiple rows idea seems better to me than the current single wide 
stretch-everything-out method.  I also like the idea/possibility of 
allowing plugins to not scale at all with a user-changeable setting.
> Added a concept of "small" plugins, which are always square and can be laid out in
> multiple rows (or columns in vertical panels).
I don't recall hearing, how big is a row/column?  Is this something 
static, or can I set it like I can the panel height/width?
> Is it an acceptable change or should we add some plug-in properties (either force the
> tasklist to display more rows than the panel is using, or make the launcher's "small"
> property configurable) for people who like the original behavior?
I personally wouldn't use stretched out (current wide) plugins if I had 
an option not to, but I can see where it could be useful: if a user was 
visually impaired.

On 11/11/2011 11:24 AM, Andrzej wrote:
> On 11/10/2011 01:45 PM, Andrzej wrote:
>> I've started experimenting with the deskbar mode (or vertical dock mode
>> or...) we discussed previously.
>> The initial code is at:
> I've implemented some of my TODO items and added a brief summary of
> changes (with screenshots) to:
> I'd love to hear comments both from the XFCE users and developers. How
> do these ideas fit your use of the panel? (they obviously fit mine but I
> can't speak for all).
> Andrzej
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