Why design matters

Patrik Bubák bubapa at privacyrequired.com
Sat Jul 25 22:22:38 CEST 2015

We're talking symmetry here. Problem with that is no element will
maintain its position if you put other elements on either side. 

Try it:

        - create an empty panel
        - put the clock in its centre as you said
        - now start adding elements from either the left or the right
        - watch how the supposedly centred item moves and doesn't
        maintain a fixed position aligned with the screen

While it will try to stay even with the elements themselves and maintain
empty space on both sides, it won't be centred across the panel in
alignment with the centre of the screen any more.

On Sat, 2015-07-25 at 15:55 -0400, Rich Dennis wrote:

> That can already be done easily - put the xfcw4 clock plugin on the
> panel - separators on either side of it expand them. Clock is
> centered.
> On Jul 25, 2015 2:20 PM, "adlo" <adloconwy at gmail.com> wrote:
>         On 25 Jul 2015, at 12:42, Simon Steinbeiß <simon at xfce.org>
>         wrote:
>         >>       - allow for fixed positions in centres of panels and
>         windows.
>         >>        (Ever felt like you want to centre some things on
>         your desktop
>         >>        but can't get them quite in the position you want?
>         Again, a
>         >>        minor detail that counts.)
>         >
>         > I'm not 100% sure what you're referring to here. Is this
>         about window positioning or about the positioning of items
>         within the panel? If it's about the latter, that would be a
>         nice feature
>         The ability to centre items in the panel would be a very nice
>         feature. For example, you could have the clock in the centre,
>         a bit like GNOME Shell.
>         Regards
>         adlo
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