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#1 2020-06-11 02:05:31

Registered: 2020-06-11
Posts: 1

How to increase width of (1) panel window grouping (2) xfdesktop -W?

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am running xfce 4.14 on debian 10.

The default size of "xfdesktop -W" and panel window grouping is too small. I can not see the entire path.

I did check the following two threads:


I tried to modify `~/.gtkrc-2.0` and then run `xfce4-panel -r`, nothing changes.
And I have no ideas how to change `gtk_label_set_max_width_chars(label, 24);`.

Can anyone please let me know how to increase these two widths? I got no ideas what to do now.

Thank you very much.


I just checked the official doc https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/windowmenu and https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/tasklist
I did add their code to `~/.gtkrc-2.0` and even `~/.gtk-2.0/gtkrc` and modifies to

XfceWindowMenuPlugin::max-width-chars = 1000
XfceTasklist::menu-max-width-chars = 1000

And then run `xfce4-panel -r` or even logout and relogin, and even reboot. It just doesn't work at all.
I don't know if I am wrong or the official doc is wrong.

Btw, since I don't know how to use BBCode formatting (I only knew markdown), I don't paste the entire code here. But you can check the official doc, I just copied and used their exact same code except modifying the max-width-chars value. I tried 300, 1000. none of them make any differences. I even tried to XfceTasklist::max-button-length = -1. So far, I don't think my xfce reads these configs at all. It just doesn't do anything.


Since I haven't got any replies, I think this might NOT be doable and the width might be hard coded in xfce 4.14.
But whatever, I found a good workaround and a good alternative tool which is `rofi`. (https://github.com/davatorium/rofi)
I think I am OK to use rofi for now. Cheers.

Last edited by sgon00 (2020-06-12 14:06:12)


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