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    Default 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    So far good experience with 11.4 on an AMD desktop, but noticed that the taskbar will not autohide. For now I've changed to "windows can cover" setting so I can at least see the bottom of full-height windows.

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    i have the some problem. I noticed that from early milestone releases. In my case, not even "Windows can cover" work. The panel will stay on top no matter what.
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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    Same here.

    On a fresh boot the taskbar will autohide UNTIL I open the application launcher menu. From that point on the taskbar won't autohide.

    At least it's not me this time <grin>.

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    On 03/12/2011 02:36 PM, draynes wrote:
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    > Same here.


    one of you should log a bug:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

    and, in that bug reference this thread:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=455440

    and, when you have a bug number come back here and post a link to it,
    so the others who follow into here can also add info, and check
    bugzilla for bug status and any workarounds..

    and, all the others here should then add comments and facts to the
    bug-..the more who do the faster all the facts are known and the
    sooner it will get sorted out....probably..

    [only three ands..]

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 03/12/2011 02:36 PM, draynes wrote:
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    > Same here.


    one of you should log a bug:
    openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE
    There is no option for 11.4...
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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    Most of the time, it works. But it sometimes stops working. I'm not sure what triggers that.

    A logout of KDE, then login will fix it.

    There's possibly a process that could be killed and restarted from within a KDE session, that would correct the problem. But I'm not sure what to look for.
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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    I found something by accident while using Konqueror as a web browser:

    aseigo: panel hiding

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    panel hiding

    With all the news of mobile and politics and what not, I thought it might be nice to hear about things we're working on related to the desktop that, while maybe not as earth shattering or exciting, are none-the-less part and parcel of what we do each and every day.

    One of the things we introduced in recent releases of Plasma Desktop was panel auto-unhiding: if you have a hiding panel and something in it says, "Hey, I need the user to notice me!" then the panel will happily unhide. This was only possible because we have the ability to know things like the attention and input status needs of components such as Plasmoids and Status Notifiers.

    Unfortunately we hit a snag: not everything sets the attention status sanely. This would sometimes lead to a panel being "stuck" in the unhidden position, unless you could find out what was "sticking" it and cause that component to become "unstuck". Not very elegant.

    After stumbling through a few other random issues yesterday and today, I implemented an approach that tries to balance all needs. This was something that came out of discussions with hiding panel users who are also KDE contributors, particularly Kevin Ottens and Thomas Zander.

    In the plasma/panelunhiding branch in kde-workspace, a panel will now auto-unhide and then rehide a few seconds after any user activity. That means that if you walk away from your computer, something happens and you return, the panel will still be there in a visible state to let you know. However, if you are using the system while something goes into "I need attention" state, then the panel will pop up but then mercifully slide back out of view in a few seconds time without you do anything.

    I'll be testing it out more over the next few days and welcome others to do so as well, and then if all goes well with this approach then I'll merge it into master and, if it's really solid, maybe even merge it into 4.6.

    Posted by Aaron J. Seigo at 1:27 PM

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    On 03/13/2011 01:06 AM, Argoson wrote:
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    > There is no option for 11.4...


    perfect!

    i've posted a help request to the wiki forum...i can't find a way into
    the 11.4 bug section...i can't ever tell if it exists yet..

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    On 03/13/2011 09:38 AM, DenverD wrote:
    > On 03/13/2011 01:06 AM, Argoson wrote:
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    >> There is no option for 11.4...

    > i've posted a help request to the wiki forum..


    until that page gets repaired, this is the way to log an 11.4 bug,

    -go to https://bugzilla.novell.com/index.cgi

    -click on "New" in the strip of menu items (Home, New, Search, etc)

    -in "Product Line" spin to openSUSE 11.4 (if not already set)

    -click "Use this product" button

    -look at the list of previously submitted bugs to see if yours is
    already reported . . .

    -etc

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE autohide taskbar not working

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 03/13/2011 09:38 AM, DenverD wrote:
    > On 03/13/2011 01:06 AM, Argoson wrote:
    >>
    >> There is no option for 11.4...

    > i've posted a help request to the wiki forum..
    There already is such report, see bug #670128.

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