Re: adding dead space to floating panels

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Alex Deucher wrote:

> Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:27:56 -0800 (PST)
> From: Alex Deucher <agd5f yahoo com>
> To: gnome-list gnome org
> Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: adding dead space to floating panels
> I just made the jump to gnome 2.1.x from 1.4, and I'm very impressed.
> I've been playing with floating panels and I'm wondering if there is
> some way to add "dead" space to the panel.  The reason I ask is because
> when I add any applets or launchers to the floating panel, they take
> over all the area making it just about impossible to click on the panel
> itself.  Hence I can't move the floating panels when there are applets
> on them since the panel resizes to the size of the applet.  I'd like to
> add some dead space at the ends of the panel so that I can click on the
> panel and move it around the desktop.  Is there a way to do this?

Right click on the hide arrows (which seem to count as blank space) and
you will be able to "add to panel".

This leads to the odd situation that if you turn off the hide arrows you
cannot delete the floating panel until you delete each and every item on
it.  bug?

As for dead space I tried a few things and if there is a way to add dead
space i dont see it.
I had hoped that by holding on shift and dragging an icon the frame would
be forced to expand and leave a blank space behind but unfortunately that
did not work.  (as you probably all know on the panel holding shift and
dragging will push any icons in front of the icon you are dragging).


Alan Horkan

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