panel sizing of applets

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Tue Oct 21 13:13:08 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 21 October 2008 01:49:34 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 October 2008 01:12:09 Guillaume Pothier wrote:
> > 2008/10/20 Sebastian Kügler <sebas at>:
> > > Removing the sizeHint (which I did last night) makes it work. So it
> > > turns out that our automatic machinery already works quite well. :)
> >
> > Not sure it is related, but now my panel is huge (and somehow the
> > rendering gets wrapped to the top of the screen instead of blow it).
> > Removing the battery applet solves this.
> > However, after removing it, the taskbar applet appears very thin;
> > growing the panel higher does make it bigger, but only to a fraction
> > of the available height. Then making the panel smaller makes the
> > taskbar very thin again, it seems it uses about 30% of the available
> > height.
> I'm getting weird sizing information in the battery applet after today's
> update. I'm also getting a huge panel that overflows to the top of the
> screen with the battery. The battery gets a contentsRect QRectF(0,0
> 264x269) assigned, which has obviously a bogus size.

This is how it looks like with battery in panel (default for all laptops) 
right now:
Removing the battery applet helps, the panel gets back to normal then.
I've looked at the battery again, but I don't see where it's going wrong. The 
initial size the battery gets seems correct (i.e. makes it fit into the 
panel), then it receives a constraintsEvent which gives it a far too large 
size. The panel then overflows and shows the effect from the picture.

This has only happened after yesterday's update in trunk/. I've removed all 
sizing magic in the battery (i.e. no set*Size (height, width) from the 
battery, but it still buggers up the layout. I'm a bit in the dark here what's 
going on, maybe someone else can have a quick look at it (it must be pretty 
annoying, broken panel in trunk ... :/).

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