[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#626607: [xfce4-panel] No longer possible to have a small 'hovering' edge-docked panel since 4.8

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.ru
Fri May 13 16:48:16 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.8.3-2
Severity: normal

It seems to be no longer possible to have a (horizontal) panel that would be
docked to an edge of screen, and at the same time appear above any maximized
application windows, instead of reducing the desktop area size by the panel's

This is a crucial feature for me, as I have a monitor/sensors/weather panel on
top of all windows since Xfce 4.6.

But in 4.8 there seems to be no way to have such panels. Now unless the panel
is set to autohide, when it's docked to a screen edge, it instantly reduces
the desktop area size (that maximized windows occupy) by that panel's height.
This is very silly for a panel which is only about 150 pixels wide (~15% of
the screen width).

I suggest that a docked panel does not change the desktop area size unless
that panel is more than (let's say) 50%-wide.

With respect,
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