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Old 03-05-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Regarding Xfce 4.6 panels...

Hey there, all. I've been using KDE 4.4 for a while, and decided to go ahead and try out Xfce. I'm very pleased with this WM, and I've only run across one problem:

I cannot figure out how to have panels stay under windows without toggling 'auto-hide'. What I want to have is a faux dockbar and system monitor made out of panels, and to have them be visible at all times, but able to be covered by maximised windows. In case you don't understand my phrasing, I'll attach a screenshot of what it currently looks like:
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I would like to have the browser completely cover the panels, but have the panels in sight when the browser is minimised, without having to hover the cursor over the screen edges. If this is at all possible, help and suggestions would be much appreciated. (In KDE 4x, there was a "stay below windows" checkbox in the panel options, I am essentially looking for a way to mimic that on Xfce)
Old 03-06-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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I don't have a (good) solution, but I have some terminology a "strut" makes sure the windows manager doesn't cover an area of the screen with a maximised window.

So, if the worst comes to the worst and you don't find a solution, you can download the xfce-panel source and remove all mentions of struts I haven't looked into how easy to do this is, but hopefully it shouldn't be too difficult...

Hope this helps,


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