From: Diego Zamboni <zamboni@ce...> - 2000-12-14 21:59:51
I have been in a kind of coding frenzy on Rox, which I have found to be a very
nice and useful program. Besides, the code is quite understandable and well
structured - very easy to add things to.
I made another patch for Rox (which I have uploaded to sourceforge) to allow
pinboard icons to go partially off-screen. I found the need for this when I
tried to put an icon with a long name on the right side of the screen, and Rox
wouldn't let me put the label even a little bit off-screen.
So I added a new pinboard option (settable through the GUI, even) named "keep
icons completely on screen" that controls this behavior. In the process, I had
to change the way the pinboard is stored so that the actual position of the
center of the icon is stored, instead of the mouse position where it was
dropped (which was later snapped and clamped when actually positioning the
icons). This is so that you can switch between the two settings without the
icons changing positions magically.
I haven't been able to figure out how to give gtk a negative coordinate and
have it interpret it correctly. So for now the icons can only go off-screen to
the right and to the bottom, not to the top and to the left :-) If anyone
knows how to do this, I'd be glad to hear about it.
I have some other ideas that I would like to discuss with the list, but I have
to do some real work now, so I'll do that later.
From: Thomas A Leonard <tal00r@ec...> - 2000-12-27 14:28:59
On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 04:59:42PM -0500, Diego Zamboni wrote:
> I made another patch for Rox (which I have uploaded to sourceforge) to allow
> pinboard icons to go partially off-screen. I found the need for this when I
> tried to put an icon with a long name on the right side of the screen, and Rox
> wouldn't let me put the label even a little bit off-screen.
If we added multi-line text support, would we still need this patch? I
think this is something that needs adding soon, even if only for the