Bug#649770: gnome-panel: no way to remove dynamical space around clock applet
Julian Andres Klode
jak at debian.org
Thu Nov 24 13:06:44 UTC 2011
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 01:40:20AM +0100, Witold Baryluk wrote:
> On 11-23 22:23, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:10:38PM +0100, Witold Baryluk wrote:
> > > Package: gnome-panel
> > > Version: 3.2.1-1
> > > Severity: normal
> > >
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > Clock applet is currently centered on panel, but it looks
> > > that actually around applet is some kind of invisible applet / item,
> > > which just changes width acording how other elements
> > > takes space.
> > >
> > > You can move around it, but moving around other applets
> > > and elements. But you cannot remove them, configure or add them.
> > >
> > > One should be able to Alt-Right-Click on this space and show
> > > Move and Remove from panel in context menu.
> > You can position a widget left, center, or right on the panel. It's
> > not possible to place an applet at a freely-chosen position. I guess
> > this is what you think to be a problem here.
> >  I guess we all know that gnome-panel 2.X was horribly broken
> > WRT applet placement, at least for everyone using screens of
> > multiple resolutions.
> I see. So essentially there are 3 groups now, left, center and right,
> and you can place applet in one of them, and change order of applets
> in each group.
> It may look like nice improvement, but I know some people which was actually
> happy and exploited old behaviour to freelly lay out activators
> and applets in ways which are currently impossible to do.
> Like increasing inter-activator space.
The problem with the free layout was that applets would move randomly
when you resized the screen. More can be found at:
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member
See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
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