Bug 456473 - GNOME panel sticks on the top of the screen even if positioned at the bottom
Summary: GNOME panel sticks on the top of the screen even if positioned at the bottom
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-23 21:44 UTC by Andre Costa
Modified: 2009-08-03 12:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:23:40 UTC
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Description Andre Costa 2008-07-23 21:44:33 UTC
Description of problem:
I prefer to have the panel with the main menu at the bottom instead of the top
of the screen, and the panel with the window list at the top. It's easy to
reposition the two panels, either by setting the preferences or by dragging them
around. The problem is that when I log back in the panel with the window list is
at the top as expected, but the panel with the menu is positioned right below
it, as if they were stacked.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.drag panel with menu to the bottom of the screen, and the panel with the
window list to the top
Actual results:
The panel with the window list is positioned at the top, but the panel with the
menu is positioned right below it

Expected results:
The panel with the menu should be positioned at the bottom of the screen

Additional info:
The panel with the menu is configured with "expand" set to "no".

Comment 1 Andre Costa 2008-07-24 09:39:44 UTC
Well, I just found out it is not always reproducible. I just logged in and
panels are where I told them to be. Since I rearranged applets across panels
yesterday, I will investigate further to see if there's any relation with which
applets are present on each panel.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:12:12 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:23:40 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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Comment 4 Lukas Lueg 2009-07-31 18:55:49 UTC
I can report the exact same behaviour on Fedora 11: Menu at bottom, window-bar at the top. Bottom-panel set to "auto-disappear" and "don't-expand". After login the bottom panel sticks to the top panel instead of staying at the bottom.

To temp-fix it, you have to set to bottom panel to "expand", then set it to bottom and then to "don't expand" again. This will fix it until the next login...

Comment 5 Andre Costa 2009-08-03 12:48:03 UTC
I haven't upgraded to F11 yet, so I can't post my own experience, but I guess this is enough reason to reopen it.

Comment 6 Andre Costa 2009-08-03 12:50:45 UTC
... that is if I knew how to reopen it :-( AFAICS I can only change the status to "ASSIGNED", is this what I should do?

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