[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#655765: Bug#655765: Panel moves when enabling second display, but doesn't move back when disabling

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sat Jan 14 09:40:24 UTC 2012

tag 655765 moreinfo unreproducible
On ven., 2012-01-13 at 13:28 +0000, Wookey wrote:
> When you enable a second display (e.g. external VGA) which has higher
> vertical res than the existing display, then the panel moves to be at
> the bottom of the larger display. (This is good - a panel in the
> middle of a projection display is unhelpful).
> However when you turn that display off (or it is unplugged thus no
> longer available), the panel stays where it was and thus is no longer
> visible on the remaining display. This is particularly confusing if
> you use autohide.

How exactly do you enable/disable the external display? Because here,
nothing happens if I only plug it, so I have to run xrandr --auto.
Similar, when I unplug it, I need to do xrandr --auto to disable the
external output. At that point, the bottom panel is perfectly located on
the bottom of my laptop display.
> It would be good if the panel noticed these changes in both directions
> and calulated its best position whever a screen is added or removed,
> in order to keep itself visible on screens that are currently in use. 

Afaict it's already the case.

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