Launch Panel won't dock to bottom of screen SOLVED (for no reason)

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Launch Panel won't dock to bottom of screen SOLVED (for no reason)

Post by lsemmens » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:20 am

Image As the photo indicates the main panel sits about 5mm off the bottom of the screen, How can I convince it to dock on the bottom of the screen again, It docks to the left and right without any problem but will not dock to the bottom.

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System:    Host: SmallLappie Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64
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CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N455 (-MT-) 
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Last edited by lsemmens on Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
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Re: Launch Panel won;t dock to bottom of screen

Post by mint4all » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Greetings!

According to the manufacturer, your laptop's native display resolution is 1080x600 pixels. However, your system's info shows a resolution of 1024x576 pixels -- 24 vertical pixels short of the 600 pixels the GPU allows for. Sooo, somehow, Xfce's bottom panel (aka Task Bar) appears to be "locked" to that gap. I can't figure out why the desktop shows a 1024x600 wall paper, but your panel seems to "float" above the bottom edge. Have you tried to "unlock" the panel's position (right-click on panel > popup menu > "Panel" option > Panel preferences > "Panel-1" > "Display" tab > unclick "Lock panel" option) and then tried to move it down, to the screen's edge (left-click + hold + drag)?

Is it possible that you might have created an empty, transparent bottom panel with a 24 pixel row size that could be preventing you from moving your visible panel lower? Note: I've been unable to duplicate your problem on my 12yo Toshiba laptop...

Cheers, m4a

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Re: Launch Panel won;t dock to bottom of screen

Post by lsemmens » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm

I tried all those, unlocking,looking for an "invisible" panel. Crazy thing is, whilst typing this I tried to relocate it again, and it is now docking to the bottom of the screen. So I'll mark it as SOLVED for no apparent reason.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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