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#1 2012-05-17 20:13:07

ioos
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Vertical Panels!

It doesn't matter which DE/WM you're using, as long as your (main) panel is on one side of the screen.
Please mention the panel type and feel free to share any other tips/tricks or relevant information.


KDE Panel:
tZHNibg


It's a work in progress. I'm excited to get some inspiration from the innovative setups of my fellow Archers.

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#2 2012-05-17 20:36:07

alphaniner
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Re: Vertical Panels!

xfce standard panel, full transparency.  The only thing that may be noteworthy is the clock, which is in binary mode (standard xfce clock feature).  Best way to display the time on a vert. panel IMO.

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#3 2012-05-18 01:29:01

bendersteed
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Re: Vertical Panels!

Also fan of vertical panels, at least on wide-screens. My setup of KDE:
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#4 2012-05-18 05:44:43

drcouzelis
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Re: Vertical Panels!

Oh, man, this thread is totally relavent to my interests!

Arch Linux

So, I'm a long time fan of Window Maker, and in the past have used it more than any other window manager. I love its vertical dock. For various reasons, I decided to stop using it. I wasn't sure what to switch to. I hate horizontal "taskbars". I think they're awkward, slow, and take up too much space.

I finally settled on OpenBox, and as a taskbar I use... nothing! I right click to start applications and left click to see running and iconified applications. I have a vertical conky setup to show much information. It's worked out very well for me.

tZGgybQ

Haiku

The other OS I use is Haiku. I love it's default layout! It has a by-default vertical taskbar that is perfect. I don't even care that it always shows applications from every virtual desktop, including things like the file manager, pager, and web server, because it's so incredibly compact that it still looks fine. Plus, thanks to the way Haiku uses window tabs instead of title bars, it's always accessable even when an application is maximized.

tZHNpNA

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#5 2012-05-23 19:11:31

ioos
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Re: Vertical Panels!

What a great start to this thread! I like the idea of discussing things that work better in the vertical panel (like the binary clock).

It seems that people prefer the icon only type task managers due to the lack of space. I'm looking for a more interactive "pager" application which I think would make the task manager redundant. Really I'm just thinking out loud trying to keep the thread going smile

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#6 2012-08-18 19:39:31

lqs
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Re: Vertical Panels!

MS windows's panel is really fit.
I was looking this type of panel in linux.

The real problem is show one of the many running windows, alt+tab is not quick enough.
In Gnome 3, I can just press "windows key", all windows appeared.

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#7 2012-08-18 21:18:16

ioos
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Re: Vertical Panels!

lqs wrote:

MS windows's panel is really fit.
I was looking this type of panel in linux.

The real problem is show one of the many running windows, alt+tab is not quick enough.
In Gnome 3, I can just press "windows key", all windows appeared.

I don't... I'm not sure... was that a question?

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#8 2012-08-18 21:42:38

woomia
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Re: Vertical Panels!

The recent release of xfce includes an option for a deskbar ala Haiku.

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#9 2012-08-19 15:33:52

cinan
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Re: Vertical Panels!

KDE panel. Has to be on the left side so I can close maximized windows by clicking on the top right corner.
pQykal.png

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#10 2012-08-20 02:38:10

lqs
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Re: Vertical Panels!

cinan wrote:

KDE panel. Has to be on the left side so I can close maximized windows by clicking on the top right corner.
http://i.imgur.com/pQykal.png

KDE panel (or plasma panel) can't be install only, at least the whole KDE desktop (or plamsa) should be install.

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#11 2012-08-20 10:34:05

karabaja4
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Re: Vertical Panels!

cinan wrote:

KDE panel. Has to be on the left side so I can close maximized windows by clicking on the top right corner.
http://i.imgur.com/pQykal.png

Sorry for offtopic-ing, but can you please share that wallpaper?


pie!

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#12 2012-08-20 16:51:33

cinan
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Re: Vertical Panels!

lqs wrote:
cinan wrote:

KDE panel. Has to be on the left side so I can close maximized windows by clicking on the top right corner.
http://i.imgur.com/pQykal.png

KDE panel (or plasma panel) can't be install only, at least the whole KDE desktop (or plamsa) should be install.

Well, I didn't say standalone KDE panel can be installed.

karabaja4 wrote:
cinan wrote:

KDE panel. Has to be on the left side so I can close maximized windows by clicking on the top right corner.
http://i.imgur.com/pQykal.png

Sorry for offtopic-ing, but can you please share that wallpaper?

It should be part of kde-wallpapers package.

Last edited by cinan (2012-08-20 16:51:47)

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#13 2012-08-21 08:28:12

lqs
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Re: Vertical Panels!

Cairo-dock is powerful and beautifull panel which can be vertical.

cairo-dock from Ladd


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#14 2012-08-22 09:14:35

PhilipWitte
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Re: Vertical Panels!

I use Gnome-Shell with the Dash-To-Dock extension and it's great:

DashToDock-Thumb.png

ps. I'm using default GTK Adwaita theme + a Modified Shell theme: 'Shine'

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#15 2012-08-22 10:45:44

Unia
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Re: Vertical Panels!

^ That's what the Shell should look like, nice job!


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