'Sticky' hiding button to allow toggling of autohide on a panel
Submitted by hid..@..il.com
Assigned to Nick Schermer
Instead of having users go through several menus to toggle a checkbox to enable or disable the autohide function, perhaps having a button you can add to a panel which is contextually linked to that panel would increase work flow productivity. This would allow users to select if they wish to be distracted, by say a indicator icon in thier current work, or have the bar hide away when something needs thier attention. A good example of use for this is for people with small screens, or those who wish to play a game as large as possible but wish to keep an eye on the bar from time to time. Currently to switch between the two needs far too many steps. I'm not sure a plugin could do this directly, but this feature isn't in any of the UI's I certainly have worked with. I think XFCE4 is the perfect place for it as well because it focuses so well on systems with limited resources.