Kicker hide buttons

Ralf Nolden nolden at
Fri Dec 27 11:16:17 GMT 2002

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On Freitag, 27. Dezember 2002 11:57, Stefan Gehn wrote:
> Heyho,
> On Freitag Dezember 27 2002 10:16, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> > just an idea that I had yesterday: the kicker hide buttons are nice etc.
> > but they are just covering space. That's why there is an option not to
> > display them at all, configurable for each side.
> >
> > Now, how about having them show up when the mouse moves over the corner
> > of kicker ?
> Makes sense as we already have a similar behaviour called "autohide" except
> that it affects the whole panel.
> > One other thing is that there was some code in CVS that made it possible
> > to resize kicker dynamically just by a mouse drag (in it's height). The
> > problem with that was that the steps were fluent, that means pixel by
> > pixel. The right option IMHO would have been to allow resizing it with a
> > mouse drag but in the kicker sizes that are offered by default (small,
> > medium, large etc.).
> Sounds ok but makes it harder for people who want special sizes. OTOH
> non-standard kicker-size usually looks odd because there is no icon-size
> that fits well into the panel.
> Btw, when will we get a kicker that allows any possible length (is that
> hard to code?)? The percentage slider is way too unprecise.

Hm, the problem with kicker AFAIK is that there is no active maintainer since 
Matthias Elter stopped his involvement with it more or less....which is a 
remaining problem. I guess that needs to be taken care of first so we have a 
central place where to turn to to coordinate things more.


> Bye, Stefan aka mETz

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