Bug 736847 - workspace switcher doesn't resize when docking or undocking
Summary: workspace switcher doesn't resize when docking or undocking
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-panel
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-08 20:51 UTC by Steve Kelem
Modified: 2012-08-07 19:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 19:55:26 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Workspace switcher in single-screen mode (3.12 KB, image/png)
2011-09-08 21:35 UTC, Steve Kelem
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Xfce 7073 0 None None None Never

Description Steve Kelem 2011-09-08 20:51:26 UTC
Description of problem:
The workspace switcher shows, for each workspace, a mini-screen showing each of the visible windows in that workspace. After loggging in, each mini-screen is sized proportional to the real screen, as are the mini-windows displayed on the mini-screen.  If I dock, (in nVidia Twinview), my screensize has doubled, but the workspace switcher does not reflect this change. If I undock, my screensize has halved, but the workspace switcher does not reflect this change.

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login while the laptop is docked, note workspace switcher's depiction of each window.
2. Undock the laptop. The workspace switcher is not resized.
Actual results:
The workspace switcher is not resized.

Expected results:
The workspace switcher should be resized.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2011-09-08 21:21:23 UTC
Looks like this might be bug 7073 upstream: 


Does that look like what you are seeing? 

if you do a 'xfce4-panel -r' does it start looking normal again?

Comment 2 Steve Kelem 2011-09-08 21:35:31 UTC
Created attachment 522211 [details]
Workspace switcher in single-screen mode

Comment 3 Steve Kelem 2011-09-08 21:39:52 UTC
xfce4-panel -r is an ok workaround, but it's a pain, and non-obvious to have to open up a terminal and know to type that command whenever I dock or undock my laptop.  The resizing should happen automatically.

Unlike bug 7073, I WANT the workspace switcher to resize, otherwise I can't see what's on the other screen.

It seems like, to satisfy both of these requests, there should be a property setting for workspace switcher to enable/disable auto-resizing when a screen is attached/detached docked/undocked.

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2011-09-08 21:52:00 UTC
I understand it's a bug. I just wanted to establish if 'xfce4-panel -r' worked around it for now or not. :) 

Would you care to provide input on the upstream bug? Or would you like me to do so?

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