Mint Mate: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

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yogi799
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Mint Mate: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Post by yogi799 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:48 pm

Guys, I , for whatever reason, cannot post in the proper forum - Desktops. There is no New Post button. So I am posting here, maybe the admins can move it and investigate.

I hook up my Mint 18 Mate to a work projector which changes my resolution to 1024x768 or something like that. I have 10 or so apps pinned to my "quicklaunch" (little panel next to start button) so that is permanently taking a bit of my "taskbar" horizontal space. When I am connected to the projector my horizontal space on the panel/taskbar shrinks to almost nothing and after opening 4-5 apps, they lose their icons and captions because they are squeezed too much.

I desperately need a Windows-like feature where you could extend the taskbar to a double functional height (not aesthetic one, i know how to do that). Apparently there was some buggy applet to do that but i never got it to work. I know this has been discussed in the past but I am hoping that new additions (18.3? etc) can resurrect the idea.

Can this be added to the feature request? This is a make or break it issue for me. I simply cannot use Mint for work if the active app tabs are indiscernible due to being squeezed too much. I literally don't know what to click on. Two lines would solve this perfectly, much like it does in Windows.

Is there hope on the horizon?
Last edited by karlchen on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Moved to the Mate Desktop environment subforum

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Re: Unable to post in Desktop forum. Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm

In the Desktops board you need to go into the proper sub-forum, Mate in your case. You find the button for creating a new thread there.

I cannot answer your question regarding Mate, as I use Cinnamon.

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Re: Unable to post in Desktop forum. Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Post by yogi799 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Oh dang it, you're right. I did not click Mate.... Just went to Deskops. Thanks

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Re: Unable to post in Desktop forum. Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Post by wallyUSA » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:02 pm

Did you right click the panel (task bar)? That will let you size the panel.
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Re: Mint Mate: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Post by Dave B » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi,

Another approach may be to install/test something like Docky (Software Manager)?

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