Change autohide panel default settings ?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Mon Jun 2 08:03:53 BST 2008

Ric Flomag [2008-05-30 18:00 -0500]:
> As Greg Grossmeier <> 
> suggested on the last comment, i'm posting here to discuss the matter of 
> autohide panel default settings, which imho could be much better.

I'm not an UI/usability expert, but I actually quite like the current
defaults. Since I know my panel, I know where everything is, so I can
perfectly tell apart the Firefox from the Devhelp icon. So I can
quickly click on the devhelp icon without the panel unfolding and
folding again. The unhide delay could be a bit faster, though.

But the way you propose it might be a bit more obvious indeed. I'll
leave that to the usability gurus (hi Matthew :) ).

Whatever is decided, it should either be "lower part still visible and
unhide delay" or "invisible and no unhide delay".


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