Testing Panel Intelligent Hiding

Mactrent mactrent at hypocritestudios.com
Fri Dec 12 05:15:21 UTC 2014

Elfy et al,

I haven't created a bug for this (and don't see an existing one), but it
looks like the resistance factor isn't reset when switching from Never
to Intelligent.  Any windows being dragged stick to the side of the
panel until that resistance is overcome, after which it hides as expected.

This isn't an issue when switching from Always.
The resistance goes away again on fresh start of the process, including

Testing on Utopic from linked ppa.

Thanks for your determined work!  I'm glad I could help with a spare
hour or two.

Thanks again,

On 10/12/14 16:35, Elfy wrote:
> 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
> testing.
> /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.

and in focus
> Moving an un-maximised window over the panel should also hide the panel.

Hovering over the panel when hidden should reveal it.
> 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/
> thanks
> [1]
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2014-November/010491.html
> [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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