"Rodolfo J. Paiz" <rpaiz(a)simpaticus.com> writes:
On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 12:13 -0500, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> It used to be a 48 pixel bottom panel - now you have two 24 pixel
> panels. No less space ...
I use a 24-pixel bottom panel only. :-)
However, while you are mathematically correct in any case, the same is
not true perceptually. Due to the placement of screens and the eye's
tendency to scan top-to-bottom, pixels at the top of the screen are
perceived as being more prominent than those at the bottom. So even
though no more space is being taken, the space that *is* used is now
more valuable space... so the user does see a difference.
To make space less of a factor:
Put this in one of the `display' subsections of `Screen' section in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf. Use the display subsection that contains your
`DefaultDepth' line (if you have one):
Virtual 1600 1280
This will give you a nice large desktop to flop around on.
I've used it for years. May take some getting used to since you can
pan around with the mouse.