Some questions on how panel & stalonetray works in/for bspwm


#1

While i tried to configure stalonetray in a way that it forced any pulled in icons to respect the maximum height i discovered, that, when stalonetray wasn’t loaded, the upper border of the bspwm windows neither do leave a gap between panel and window, nor they respect the panel (indeed they overlap it). With stalonetray started, all is fine. Why that?

And trying to find out, i was asking myself, how mylime and ~/.limepanelrc work together:

Is it that mylime pulls in the settings in .limepanelrc ? I think so … But this means, that some settings, like the format of the date e.g., have to be changed in mylime - which in some way, is a bit incoherent: It would be better if that would be done via Menu -> Settings -> Panel Settings (which opens and edits, eventually, .limepanelrc). At least, i do not see any option in .limepanelrc. If i am right, this would be a feature request for some future upgrade - if it is doable … (@Chrysostomus: Absolutely no criticism here, i’m amazed by your bspwm setup and very thankful for it!).


#2

Yes, unless you told it not to. Mylime is your own script.

This is by design

I don’t know about this. Check mylime and bspwmrc for possible causes.


#3

Found it: inspwmrc the panel height was 25 (which is, as ipresume, the space to leave free on top) and in limepanelrc 30. Thanks for the hint!