Testing Panel Intelligent Hiding

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 10 16:35:49 UTC 2014

As mentioned previously on the list [1] we are only specifically calling 
for testing as things turn up needing testing.

So - this is the first one of those. This is available for testing in 
Trusty, Utopic and Vivid. So not using the dev version shouldn't hold 
anyone back here ;)

The staging ppa [2] holds these packages.

Currently there are a few updated packages there, currently we are only 
interested in one : xfce4-panel.

This includes intelligent hiding - and it is this that we are wanting 

/sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xubuntu-staging/
/sudo apt-get update /
/sudo apt-get install xfce4-panel /

restart the panel from Alt +F2 using

/xfce4-panel --restart/

Go to Panel Preferences > Display and set Automatically hide the panel 
to /Intelligently/

The panel should only hide when a window (maximised for instance) would 
cover the panel. Moving an un-maximised window over the panel should 
also hide the panel.

Please test this for at least a few days.

If you do happen across a bug, please report that upstream [3] and make 
sure to add Intelligent Hiding to the bug title.

You can also reply to this thread with a link to that reported bug.

If you've not got ppa-purge installed, now might be a good time for that.

To remove the panel we are testing run

/sudo ppa-purge ppa:xubuntu-dev/xubuntu-staging/


[2] https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/ubuntu/xubuntu-staging
[3] https://bugzilla.xfce.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Xfce4-panel
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