Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485579
autohidden gnome panel does not reappear on login
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:55:14 EST
Description of problem:
A gnome panel, hidden with auto-hide option, does not reappear when I log out and log back on
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new panel. I drag mine to the left
2. Turn on auto-hide option for the panel; panel slides away to become a thin strip at the side of the deskop.
3. Move mouse over the thin strip of the panel, and the panel appears; move mouse away from the panel, the panel slides away again to a thin strip. All well and good.
4. Log off, Log back in. No side panel!
No side panel upon logging back in. No thin strip of a panel. Moving the mouse over there does nothing. Side panel is effectively unreachable.
The thin strip of the hidden panel should appear along the side. Moving mouse over that thin strip should make the panel pop out.
Can duplicate the problem with panels on either side, as well as top and bottom. If the unreachable panel has an applet which changes state, the panel will re-appear (as the thin strip). For example, the panel which has the window-list applet will reappear as soon as I do something which pops open a window. The panel with the network-manager applet will reappear when the desktop realizes that the computer is connected to the internet. A panel will also reappear if I drag an applet from another panel to the edge of the screen where the hidden panel should be.
I work around this with a script that invokes gconftool-2 to first turn off the autohide, and then turn on the autohide for the panel in question, i.e,:
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool "/apps/panel/toplevels/panel_0/auto_hide" "false"
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool "/apps/panel/toplevels/panel_0/auto_hide" "true"
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