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October 3rd, 2012, 05:54 PM

I have a problem with the taskbar (window list) in LXDE (latest Lubuntu release).

The window list doesn't expand to the full height of the taskbar, meaning that when my mouse cursor is at the very bottom of the screen i can't switch windows.

Here are 2 screenshots to illustrate the problem:


The cursor is at the very bottom of the screen, note how the panel is not active


The cursor is slightly higher, now the panel has become active.

How can i fix this?

October 3rd, 2012, 06:26 PM
By default the panel height is 26 pixels high, but the icons on the panel are 24 pixels high. If you decrease the size of the panel by 2 pixels, or increase the size of the icons by 2 pixels, the problem should disappear. The icon height is also the panel applet height.

Right click on the panel and choose Panel Settings. Then when the Panel Preferences window appears, look in the geometry tab for "Height" and "Icon" and give them identical values.

October 3rd, 2012, 10:08 PM
Thanks, I've decreased the panel size to 22px (to match the 22px icon size), works like a charm :)

October 4th, 2012, 03:48 AM
Nice QnA. It took me some time to understand what OP wanted but I finally got it. I'm going to try this trick with a vertical panel.

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