Swallow an app in gnome panel?

Reid Rivenburgh reidr at pobox.com
Mon Apr 28 18:37:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Andrew Farris <lordmorgul at gmail.com> wrote:
> Reid Rivenburgh wrote:
> > Hi.  I currently have two gnome panels; a vertical one on the right,
> > and a short one along the bottom.  I use the one on the right for my
> > pager, window list, and miscellaneous utilities like meters and clock.
> >  I currently have the system monitor applet in there, which works
> > well, but I'm partial to gkrellm.  Is there a way in gnome to tell it
> > to add the full gkrellm window in the panel?  Not a button to launch
> > gkrellm or something like that, but gkrellm itself.  I had a similar
> > setup in KDE 3.5.
>  I'm not aware of any method to do this, and apparently (since noone else
> answered) noone else is.  You may be able to use a transparent panel and
> something underneath it if you're running compiz, but I don't think the
> gnome-panel normal transparency option will do (it copies a portion of your
> desktop background as its themed background rather than truly making the
> panel transparent).

Thanks for the reply, Andrew.  I suspected it's either easy and I was
just missing the obvious, or it's impossible.  I've been avoiding
compiz, so I'll just keep using the system monitor even if your
suggestion were to work.  Oh well.

I guess this is one of those areas where KDE's extreme configurability
let me do some unusual things.  I think I had five panels of various
sizes and positions in KDE 3.5!


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