Bug#315053: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#315663: xfwm4: panel obscures taskbar

Nick Lewycky Nick Lewycky <nicholas@mxc.ca>, 315053@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 24 Jun 2005 12:33:10 -0400

Simon Huggins wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 10:24:28AM -0400, Nick Lewycky wrote:
>>Simon Huggins wrote:
>>>On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 09:31:32AM -0400, Nick Lewycky wrote:
>>>>With the taskbar set at the bottom, and the panel set to horizontal,
>>>>both appear along the bottom of the screen. The problem is that if I
>>>>mouseover the taskbar to unhide it, it appears underneath the panel
>>>>making a large chunk of it unusable.
>>>>It's equally defective even with taskbar autohide off.
>>>I think the answer is going to be "well don't do that then" as upstream
>>>have changed this but I'll forward it upstream.
>>Mm? The panel has two choices (bottom and right) while the taskbar
>>hastwo choices (top and bottom). It is plainly unreasonable to tell me
>>that I can't put them both at the bottom.
>>What are the changes in upstream that you refer to?
> Well not sure about that.  But anyway, that's what upstream decided - to
> make the panel sticky to the edge you pick.

Oh I see, I missed the fact that I can set it to horizontal and drag it
to the top. My mistake.

>>As an aside, my wishlist-utopic fix for this would be a tasklist panel
>>applet and that the panel would horizontally fill the bottom of the
> The taskbar plugin does this and we have files ready to package it.  I
> think it just needs an upload.  I'll have a look this weekend.

Wonderful news! This was the only thing I felt that I'd lost when moving
to XFCE.