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    Default Any way to Configure OpenSUSE 13.1/KDE with Panel Setting Auto Hide AND "windows can cover"?

    I want Auto Hide enabled. However, I'm also seeing a situation where some application opens a new window at the very top of the screen and pops the panel down. Every time this happens, I have to wait 2 seconds for the panel to autohide before I can reach the controls of the window. So, I want to be able to immediately click on the new window and raise it above the panel without waiting at all.

    Why isn't this option present? Why is auto-hide a mutually exclusive option? Can I submit a change myself to make these options independent to the code stream for OpenSUSE?

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    Default Re: Any way to Configure OpenSUSE 13.1/KDE with Panel Setting Auto Hide AND "windows can cover"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBakula View Post
    I want Auto Hide enabled. However, I'm also seeing a situation where some application opens a new window at the very top of the screen and pops the panel down. Every time this happens, I have to wait 2 seconds for the panel to autohide before I can reach the controls of the window. So, I want to be able to immediately click on the new window and raise it above the panel without waiting at all.

    Why isn't this option present? Why is auto-hide a mutually exclusive option? Can I submit a change myself to make these options independent to the code stream for OpenSUSE?
    Can't answer your question but . . . the autohide panel function in KDE 4.13 hides the panel in less than half a second so wouldn't really be an inconvenience at all.
    Or . . . move the panel to the bottom of the screen (where it usually is by default :-) )

    edit: oh, and of course it is possible to post feature requests for KDE
    https://bugs.kde.org/

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    Default Re: Any way to Configure OpenSUSE 13.1/KDE with Panel Setting Auto Hide AND "windows can cover"?

    I used a VAX II running Unix back in the day, and it had the taskbar/panel on top - that's one of the few things OS X got right, and Linux/Windows got wrong. There's no way I'd ever move it to the bottom.

    As far as the amount of time the panel takes to hide, it's not 500ms, it's longer - you'll have to trust me.

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    Default Re: Any way to Configure OpenSUSE 13.1/KDE with Panel Setting Auto Hide AND "windows can cover"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBakula View Post
    As far as the amount of time the panel takes to hide, it's not 500ms, it's longer - you'll have to trust me.
    well I did say KDE 4.13
    What version of KDE are you using?
    On my system it is certainly auto-hiding in about half a second (you'll have to trust me )
    I usually don't use the auto-hide function so can't comment on earlier versions of KDE and whether KDE 4.13 is quicker or not.

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    Default Re: Any way to Configure OpenSUSE 13.1/KDE with Panel Setting Auto Hide AND "windows can cover"?

    There is a discussion here around the autohide function

    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=85992

    it seems the panel is hardcoded to show instantly on mouseover and auto-hide after 500ms

    There is bug report here

    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267277

    which would ultimately be a solution as you could delay the panel showing and close it with a mouse click. However, the bug has been open for some time with no indication as to when it might be addressed.

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