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Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby BBistheKing on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:43 am

hi

I am using mint 9 xfce.

I have created a 2nd panel for fave app launchers - how do you make it sit behind an open window instead of in front?
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Re: Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:31 am

You could set it to automatically show and hide? To do that go to Panel Preferences (right click empty spot on the panel, find it in Panel submenu).
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Re: Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby BBistheKing on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:47 pm

yeah I was trying to avoid using auto hide. I was sure I did it once accidentally but have no idea what I did to activate it. I wanted to create a second panel of launchers and monitors on the right side but I want it to be visible unless I have window open full screen.

thanks again any way, Vincent.
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Re: Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:50 am

I want it to be visible unless I have window open full screen.

Did you mean invisable??

If not in Xfce 4.10 the panel should have a option 'Don't reserve space on borders' on display tab.

P.S. I think you may have to have composisioning enabled tho. :?

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Re: Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby BBistheKing on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:07 pm

yeah eventually figured that one out :oops: but wasn't quite what I was after. :| I was after something like intellihide, window dodge. so ended up installing Cairo-dock. :D
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Re: Mint 9 XFCE make panel sit behind open windows

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:56 pm

yes no intelli-hide type...

I believe LXDE-panel has that tho. :?: So can change session to use LXDE-panel and notxf-panel. (more limited panel tho) :evil:

Can do away with xf-panel in session if use only use other panel (but cario uses more resorces and watch for plugins that acually are based on 'Gnome' (even more dependecies/memory usage).

I actually like a 'conky' (sits a wallpaper and allway behind windows) and has a multitude of plugins/components. :wink:

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