Bug 254453

Summary: Please add a delay to show hidden panels on mouseover
Product: [Plasma] plasma4 Reporter: Salvatore Brigaglia <opensourcecat>
Component: panelAssignee: Plasma Bugs List <plasma-bugs>
Severity: wishlist CC: bruce.edge, jospoortvliet
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: openSUSE   
OS: Linux   
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Description Salvatore Brigaglia 2010-10-17 13:44:13 UTC
Version:           unspecified (using KDE 4.5.2) 
OS:                Linux

It would be nice if someone can add a default (or an option to configure) delay (like the one to show widgets popup) to the hidden panels before they show up on mouse over.

Reproducible: Always

Expected Results:  
Make the panel show up with a short delay when you go on it's edge of the screen with the mouse
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2010-10-18 03:09:24 UTC
If you ever add a delay, make it possible to switch it off. I would be highly annoyed by any such delay in my work flow.
Comment 2 Bruce Edge 2010-12-22 23:15:19 UTC
I second this. The panels pop up after accidentally getting too close to the screen border. I would prefer some method of making them "harder" to pop up.

A delay is one option, but I'm open to others.
Comment 3 jos poortvliet 2011-04-09 23:51:01 UTC
Another +1 from me.

It'd be nice if there wasn't just a delay but if velocity and direction of the mouse cursor would be taken into account. GNOME Shell has gotten this right: if you push your mouse in a corner it executes the appropriate action right away, otherwise you won't be bothered by panels or changes to the activities view.

Having autohiding panels is very annoying right now - you can't put them anywhere where your mouse might go as they'll pop up. So not on the top (you drag windows there) not on the right (scrollbar). The bottom is reasonably OK but can still be annoying ;-) (left I have my panel...)
Comment 4 Christoph Feck 2011-07-19 15:00:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 267277 ***
Comment 5 Salvatore Brigaglia 2011-07-21 17:03:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 267277 ***

How can it be a duplicate of a bug that has been posted AFTER?