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#1 2020-09-07 15:09:42

julian
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Registered: 2020-09-07
Posts: 27

(SOLVED) Infinite buttons for panel (incl. Whisker (aka Start) button)

From a UI perspective, one of the benefits of have having a button in the bottom corner of a screen is that the button effectively has width and height of infinity. For example, no matter how much the user overshoots the button, they can't.

I notice that the Whisker Menu button doesn't seem to take on this useful characteristic. If the user's mouse is in the extreme bottom-left of the screen and the Xfce button is there too, which it is by default nothing happens when the user clicks the mouse.

Feel free to try yourself. Maybe it's just the current setup I'm running?

Last edited by julian (2020-09-08 05:22:25)

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#2 2020-09-07 17:04:27

ToZ
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Re: (SOLVED) Infinite buttons for panel (incl. Whisker (aka Start) button)

The likely issue is that the theme that you are using has a margin around panel buttons. This margin is not clickable. Which version of Xfce and which GTK Appearance theme are you using?

If you are running a GTK3 version of Xfce (4.14), try adding:

.xfce4-panel button { margin: 0; }

...to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and restart the panel.

Or, if you just want to affect the whiskermenu button:

#whiskermenu-button { margin: 0; }

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#3 2020-09-08 05:18:59

julian
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Registered: 2020-09-07
Posts: 27

Re: (SOLVED) Infinite buttons for panel (incl. Whisker (aka Start) button)

Hi Toz,

Thanks for your help here. It seems that this problem has been fixed by your team already (last update perhaps?). Today I made the Panel Length 100% in anticipation of doing this and discovered that the problem is fixed.

Having said that I just noticed that when I have the Panel Settings open there is a red, dotted, flashing outline around the panel and this indeed does break the Infinite button functionality. Maybe this is why I had trouble in the first place!

I'm going to mark this solved smile. If there is an easy way to produce an outline that will not affect the underlying functionality that might be good.

Thanks. cool

Last edited by julian (2020-09-08 05:25:40)

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