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redandwhitestripes

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Aug 2014, 09:34    Post_subject:  

Hi Vicmz,

How can I get docked apps to show their task title under Openbox with lxpanel? Right now they are compressed, which gets confusing.

I'll show you what I mean.....

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Aug 2014, 20:39    Post_subject:  

redandwhitestripes wrote:
Hi Vicmz,

How can I get docked apps to show their task title under Openbox with lxpanel? Right now they are compressed, which gets confusing.

I'll show you what I mean.....



Right-click the panel, select Panel Settings and check the Panel Applets tab, maybe the Spacers are set too long. Or maybe you have too many tray applets/app launchers for your screen width, this should not be a problem if you have an HD-sized screen though.

You can also try this:
- Right-click lxpanel in the middle and select Taskbar (Window List) Settings.
- Tick or untick the Icons Only option and see what happens.
- If this does not work, click Menu > Setup > Choose Panel to reinstall Lxpanel.

Remember that the size of window buttons in the panel depends on how many windows you have opened and how wide is your screen. In a 1024x768 screen resolution, many windows opened at a time will automatically cause to compact window buttons accordingly. Tooltips are always present to display the title of the windows unless disabled manually.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014, 08:46    Post_subject:  

Thanks Vic, that did the trick Very Happy

For bonus points you could tell me how to configure tint so that maximised windows don't cover the task bar (or whatever I was using a taskbar) but only if you know from the top of your head, I'm sticking with LXpanel for now anyway so I don't want to inconvenience you. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014, 20:37    Post_subject:  

redandwhitestripes wrote:
Thanks Vic, that did the trick Very Happy

For bonus points you could tell me how to configure tint so that maximised windows don't cover the task bar (or whatever I was using a taskbar) but only if you know from the top of your head, I'm sticking with LXpanel for now anyway so I don't want to inconvenience you. Thanks again.


Right now I don't know about Tint2, but Openbox Window Manager Config (see Desktop menu) does have an option to set desktop margins. By default, Openbox desktop margins are set to 2 pixels, enough to right-click in any corner and see the Openbox menu. Try setting the top or bottom margin to the height of Tint2 panel.

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