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Bug 485579 - autohidden gnome panel does not reappear on login
autohidden gnome panel does not reappear on login
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-14 14:46 EST by kwman44
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:55 EST (History)
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Description kwman44 2009-02-14 14:46:51 EST
Description of problem:

A gnome panel, hidden with auto-hide option, does not reappear when I log out and log back on

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How reproducible:


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!
Actual results:

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.

Expected results:

The thin strip of the hidden panel should appear along the side.  Moving mouse over that thin strip should make the panel pop out.

Additional info:

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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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 02:55:14 EST
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