On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 23:40 -0500, Gene Smith wrote:
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote, On 02/26/2010 07:30 PM:
> I use auto-hide for the panel, but sometimes it gets stuck in the
> 'visible' position and won't disappear. This can be dealt with by
> toggling the autohide feature off and on again, which usually fixes it.
> Rather more difficult is when it doesn't auto-appear after hiding
> itself. It only happens occasionally, and it's hard to determine exactly
> what causes it, but there could be a correlation with cpu activity,
> including a lot of USB (pendrive) I/O.
> Once it disappears, there's no reliable way to get it back other than
> logging out and in again.
> Does anyone have a better way? This is 4.4 but the same thing has also
> happened with every previous 4.x version.
I have not seen the panel get stuck off or on and I have been using it
hidden forever. However, there is a bug that is somewhat similar that I
have seen in 4.x:
Hmm, it's hard to tell if this is the same thing, but it kind of looks
like it isn't.
One of the frustrating things about a hidden panel is that some apps
(e.g. qbittorrent) actually *live* there, and don't show up in an
Alt-Tab list. IOW it's impossible to get to them (even though they are
definitely still running according to 'ps').
I'd like to know if there's a "force the panel to be visible" command,
e.g. via plasma. That would solve the problem for me.