Bug 161100 - gnome-panel ignores orientation setting (i.e. top, bottom)
gnome-panel ignores orientation setting (i.e. top, bottom)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160439
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2005-06-20 11:47 EDT by John Saalwaechter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-27 12:32:20 EDT
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Description John Saalwaechter 2005-06-20 11:47:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
In FC4 I got rid of the default bottom panel,
then I set the "Orientation" property of the
default top panel to "Bottom". That moves that
panel down to the bottom for that session, but
the next time I login, the panel is at the top
again.  The Orientation property is still set
to Bottom after logging back in, but it's being

The contents of $HOME/.gconf/apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel/%gconf.xml
do contain this after setting the property:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <entry name="y" mtime="1119280970" type="int" value="743">
        <entry name="orientation" mtime="1119280909" type="string">

But this setting is ignored.

I have found that if I logout and choose "Save current setup",
then the property sticks properly. But shouldn't the orientation
be sticky without having to do that?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click on the top panel and choose Properties
2. Change Orientation from "Top" to "Bottom"
3. Logout then log back in
4. Panel is back to the top, but the Orientation property
is still set to "Bottom"

Expected Results:  Panel should have moved to the bottom permanently.

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Workaround is to logout once using the "Save current settings" checkbox.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-06-27 12:32:20 EDT
This actually turns out to be a duplicate of bug #160439 - the WM is putting the
panel at the top of the screen if you've saved the session.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160439 ***

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