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    I added a panel to the top of my screen to hold widgets for my frequently accessed apps. I set it to autohide but it stays put. I had a similar one in KDE4 that worked.

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    Default Re: Plasma 5 questions

    I have the same, but I use Tumbleweed.
    Only difference I notice is it doesn't auto hide until you mouse over it.
    And the effects of reveal and hide are not as smooth as with kde4
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I have the same, but I use Tumbleweed.
    Only difference I notice is it doesn't auto hide until you mouse over it.
    And the effects of reveal and hide are not as smooth as with kde4
    To clarify
    I mean when you login the panel is revealed and you have to mouse over it for it to hide.
    After that it works normally.
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    My bottom (default) panel works that way. The top panel stays put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiker View Post
    My bottom (default) panel works that way. The top panel stays put.
    There was a bug regarding auto-hide, but that should be fixed already IIRC.

    What do you have in the panel?
    If a plasmoid (or application) requires attention, it will prevent the panel from hiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    What do you have in the panel?
    If a plasmoid (or application) requires attention, it will prevent the panel from hiding.
    I have Firefox, Thunderbird, spacer, LibreOffice word, calc, impress, base, spacer, Dolphin, Calc. It is in the center of the top edge occupying a bit over 1/2 of the width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiker View Post
    I have Firefox, Thunderbird, spacer, LibreOffice word, calc, impress, base, spacer, Dolphin, Calc.
    Those are standard application launchers, i.e. "Icon" widgets, right?
    They should not prevent the panel from hiding then.

    I created a second panel on the top edge here as a test with some such launchers and spacers, and it shows/hides correctly.
    I'm using 5.3.95 (5.4 Beta) though.

    At this point I can only suggest two things:
    - try with a fresh user account, maybe something is wrong with your settings
    - try to update to the latest versions (Qt 5.5, KDE Frameworks 5.13, Plasma 5.3.95), maybe it will work then.
    If you want to try the latter, add the KDE:Qt5 and KDE:Frameworks5 repos, and do a "full repository vendor change update" to both of them:
    https://en.opensuse.org/KDE_reposito...5_.26_Plasma_5
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_c..._Vendor_change

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    Default Re: Plasma 5 questions about autohide

    In my instance of 42.1 the bottom panel pops up and stays up every time I change from one window to another or minimize a window. The panel hides when I mouse over it. I've checked the panel settings and autohide is selected.
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    One more point:
    The system tray also pops up when looking at the Network widget and does NOT hide when I mouse over. The tray conceals the buttons at the bottom of the Network window, making them unusable.
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