desktop/kicker + icon placement

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Mon May 2 11:53:49 BST 2005

On Tuesday 19 of November 2024 14:05, Martin Koller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking how we can solve the problems with icons not keeping the
> desired position on the desktop (> 500 votes)
> It seems to me that the main problem is that the workArea size is changing
> when kicker hides/unhides.
> Does anything speak against simply not resizing the workarea in this cases
> ?
> (that is: only resize it when the _position_ of kicker changes, but not
> when it hides/unhides)
> I'm convinced, that a user does not want the icons to jump around when the
> workarea temporarily gets larger because of a hidden kicker (as it will
> reappear sooner or later).

 Workarea is the place all normal windows should be limited to, e.g. if you 
maximize a window, it should fill it. So temporary changes should not alter 
the workarea, and autohide works that way, but I somehow doubt people will 
agree with you that manual kicker hiding is something temporary.

Lubos Lunak
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