[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#450910: xfce4-panel: "add items to panel" dialogs should not always be on top

mmassonnet at gmail.com mmassonnet at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 07:26:48 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 01:04:50AM -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Package: xfce4-panel
> Version: 4.4.1-2
> Severity: normal
> the xfce "add items to panel" dialogs (right-click on panel and select
> "add new item") are always on top.  this is modal behavior, which is
> generally considered bad for user interfaces.  the user has difficulty 
> working with the rest of the system while these windows are up.
> for example, i wanted to figure out where an icon was to use for a
> launcher, but the window was always on top, so i kept moving around my
> terminal, so i could see what i was doing.  it made the process much
> more difficult and frustrating than it should be.

Scroll over the title bar, it will shade/unshade.  Or convince the dev
that this modal should not be always on top.

> thanks for the hard work.


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