Setting Panel to Hide Automatically in fractions of a second (kde 3.5.10, Debian 5.0)

Randy Kramer rhkramer at
Thu Feb 25 20:16:54 GMT 2010

On Thursday 25 February 2010 01:14:58 pm Duncan wrote:
> Randy Kramer posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:22:41 -0500 as excerpted:
> > I'd like to find a way to set the Panel to Hide
> > Automatically in fractions of a second--
> Interesting question.  The kind I might find myself asking. =:^)

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Thanks--now I can fish! ;-)

Seriously, that worked well--the parameter I need to adjust is 
AutoHideDelay under [General] in ~/.kde/kickerrc.

Unfortunately, it seems to be settable only in increments of 1 second--I 
tried setting it to 0.1 and to 1/10, and neither of those worked (and, 
somehow, both of those were interpreted as a setting of 3 seconds--or 
maybe that's a default).

Now I'm googling for AutoHideDelay to find out if there is some way to 
set it in increments of less than 1 second (that is, short of modifying 
the code and recompiling).

BTW, in some early googling for AutoHideDelay, I found that IceWM's 
AutoHideDelay is settable in increments of ms.--and, iiuc, the default 
is 300 ms., so others apparently see the need for something less than 1  
and greater than 0 seconds.

Thanks again!

Randy Kramer 
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