xfce4-panel: why the change in d&d icon?

Graeme Gott graeme at gottcode.org
Sat Oct 29 19:30:52 CEST 2016

On 10/29/2016 01:01 PM, Olivier Brunel wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently updated to xfce4-panel 4.12.1, released just a few days
> ago, and noticed a changed in the icon used when performing drag&drop
> with the buttons.
> That is, using no sort order (to allow d&d) and showing button labels.
> Instead of the usual image of the button itself (so icon & label), only
> the icon of the application is now being used.
> This is due to commit 8dc83f50[1]. I'm not sure what the motivations
> were behind this - the commit doesn't say, and adds a FIXME referring to
> repaint error and bug 11283, but that bug[2] doesn't talk about
> this, or even xfce4-panel for that matter.
> However, I dislike this change, notably because I often have many
> terminal emulators open, and now when doing a d&d I always get the same
> icon, instead of having the label as well, which helps identifying which
> window button I'm actually dragging (it's also why I show labels in
> the first place).
> Any chance to see this reverted? Or maybe only when labels are
> used/shown?
> Thanks,

As far as I know, that change is to prevent out-of-process plugins (like
Whisker Menu) from becoming black squares in that exact scenario (drag &
drop with no sort order). I think the comment was supposed to reference
bug 10656 as that is where the patch came from.

Graeme Gott

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