ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.3.0 released

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Thu Jun 12 01:57:53 CEST 2014

Hey Harald,

first of all, thanks a bunch for taking a look at xfpm and supplying these patches!

On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:26:08 +0200
Harald Judt <h.judt at> wrote:

> I've been playing around with glade and tried to adjust the sizes of
> some widgets, especially combo boxes. This is probably a matter of
> taste, but I found the horizontally expanding combo boxes ugly when
> the text they contain is so small that it only occupies a fraction of
> the space of the widget. This becomes more obvious when the settings
> window is enlarged, and the length of the translated strings will
> certainly affect this.

While I somewhat agree, we were simply following the Gnome HIG in this respect (which is also used in Xfce's settings dialogs mostly, check e.g. xfwm4-settings, there are several comboboxes, or many other dialogs, like appearance settings).
So when I first redesigned that dialog, they weren't expanded, but then I thought it might be better to remain visually consistent with other Xfce dialogs and hence let them expand.

> Additionally, I've added the labels of the critical energy section to
> size groups.

That looks good and also consistent with other dialogs, so I'll add that.

> I have attached a patch which applies to current HEAD, to serve as a
> mock-up.

Thanks a bunch for that – it's much appreciated!

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