#644 lxpanel should detect a mouse click if a button (for example for a main menu) is very close to the corner when the user clicks right in the corner

lxpanel (249)

Other desktop environments with with task-bar like panels (XFCE, Windows, old Gnome2) have the ability do detect mouse clicks right in the corner of their panels (taskbars) when the "menu" or "Start" button is located near the screen corner.

In other words, lets imagine a standard Windows like "start" button in the lower right corner of the taskbar. I can just move the mouse into the corner, without thinking of being precise with my action, and still hit the start button.

In LXDE lxpanel, its not like that, and nothing happens, even if I don't see any visual cues that the corner pixel itself is not a part of the button.


  • Henry Gebhardt

    Henry Gebhardt - 2014-04-23

    I believe this is fixed in the latest lxpanel in the git sources. Which version are you running?

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-21
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Jack O'Connor

    Jack O'Connor - 2014-10-12

    This bug was one of the first things I noticed as a new LXDE user. Early versions of Windows had a similar problem.

    • Lonely Stranger

      Lonely Stranger - 2014-10-13

      Jack O'Connor, are you sure your LXPanel is fresh enough? Is it version
      0.7.0 or newer? Thank you.

  • Jack O'Connor

    Jack O'Connor - 2014-10-13

    I'm using Arch, so it should be pretty new. My version of lxpanel is 0.7.1-3. (I'm also using an old Lenovo T42 laptop, so it's possible the old hardware could be to blame.)

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-11-16

    I hope this issue is recently fixed in LXPanel GIT source repository. Test it when possible, please, and let us know if something is still wrong. Thank you very much for information provided.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2015-06-14
    • labels: wishlist, lxpanel --> lxpanel
    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Lonely Stranger

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