gnome-panel and Fitt's law?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat Mar 8 21:47:11 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>

> Hi,
> is it just me or has something changed in gnome-panel or compiz  that
> makes all applets violate the implication of Fitt's law [1] that
> clickable button areas should extend to the screen edges?
> I'm using gnome panel 1:2.21.92-0ubuntu2 as current in Hardy, the screen
> effects are on. With this setting, neither the
> Apllications/Places/Systen menu, the Window List, the clock, nor others
> are not clickable when I move the mouse right up to the screen border.
> The Show Desktop button works in the corner, but not at the edges.

The GNOME menu works fine with the cursor at the screen edge for me.  The
volume and lock screen applets do as well.  The stuff in the Notification
Area don't though.

Mackenzie Morgan
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