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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri May 13 21:58:49 UTC 2011

On ven., 2011-05-13 at 22:48 +0600, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> 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
> height.
> 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. 

Fwiw, it's fixed in xfce4-panel master (so future 4.10), see

It's not reallu backportable to 4.8 I think.

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