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double panel opacity


Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:28 am

Was fooling around with the greybird theme b/c the Xfce Devs appear to have concluded that it is the only one they will support by default in 4.12 given all the work to keep up with Gtk changes.

Found something I had never tried before that works really well for me, so thought I would post it here since I don't recall seeing it mentioned before. Click Settings manager > Panel > Appearance tab, where you can set different opacities depending on location of the cursor. I have it set for Enter=90, Leave=40, with the result that I can just barely see it when I don't need it but see it perfectly when I do. See differences in left Panel in attached.
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by richb » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:30 am

I use that. Nice feature.
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by asqwerth » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:44 am

I use it, too.

My panel settings are here: http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... 95&t=37575
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:52 am

sharing desktops again...?
edit: Looks nice Jerry.
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by Gaer Boy » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:03 pm

It could be useful, but I'm used to glancing at the panel clock (it saves me turning my head to look at the one on the wall!). It's barely visible with that setting.

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Re: double panel opacity


Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:11 pm

Been using it from the getgo almost, very neat as it makes my desktop flow better :smile:
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by lucky9 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:57 pm

I prefer to have the Panel opaque. My LCD is a widescreen model and the space it takes is not a real factor in the space that's available. Recently I have been trying a double-width Panel and find it even more useful.
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by entropyfoe » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:30 pm

I agree, a nice but subtle tweak.
I like it as the more transparent 40 blends better with the wall paper when no panel activities are going on.
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by eugen-b » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:23 am

I didn't understand this setting first, I set it the same level on all three opacities, panel, enter and leave. And I was very happy when found out how to get rid of icon transparancy. :lipsrsealed:
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Re: double panel opacity


Post by tascoast » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:00 pm

I began experimenting after seeing this thread and created a second panel to free up the desktop of shortcuts, using some custom gifs for) Thunar root (yellow at work icon) and a file manager for Dolphin (5th from left). The image animates the effect which I liken to a mouse over highlight as used on web pages sometimes.

Ref - Settings Manager--Panel--Appearance...Opacity Enter: 75; Leave: 32 and Panel--Display--Measurements--Row Size: 33)

Note: If Opacity requires enabling the message seen directs users to Windows Manager but is actually located in Settings Manager--Windows Manager Tweaks--Compositor
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