What is your preferred panel/dock/taskbar placement?
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Personally i prefer the bottom, I can live with it at the top but I guess force of habit always has me looking to the bottom first. What I don't like is both top and bottom, seems to be just an unnecessary waste of desktop space to me.
I can't bear to have the Windows Taskbar anywhere but at the bottom, and I can't bear to have the GNOME panel anywhere but at the top. I think it just must be habit.
I agree 100%. I've tried all kinds of combinations -- but in X11 i just cannot stand a bottom toolbar. And in windows, it just cannot be anywhere else but the bottom. Its from years and years of it being that way...
edit: now i use openbox,.. so i have the tint2 bar on the bottom, and conky running on the right.
Last edited by szboardstretcher; 07-10-2013 at 03:17 PM.
Top right (if I have an option to control the length of the panel, I usually set it at about 2/3 the width of the screen).
Moving the mouse and eyes up seems more natural in my workflow.
I also prefer desktop environments in which the menu can be invoked from anywhere on an empty area of the desktop with a mouse-click, such as Fluxbox, Enlightenment, and XFCE. Why expend all that effort when you don't have to?
I have the panel on top, because I prefer it there. There is also the added bonus of the system not looking looking like Windows.
My preferred position would actually be vertical on the right side of the screen, but that would only work if only displaying icons. I like to have at least part of the name displayed, especially when working with documents/files. Good luck with that using a vertical panel.
Originally Posted by frankbell
I also prefer desktop environments in which the menu can be invoked from anywhere on an empty area of the desktop with a mouse-click