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I'm using Arch Linux with XFCE 4.10. I have two auto hide panels - one one the bottom (Windows style) and one on top for status information (temperature, fans etc). Is there a way to set some delay, to define how much time mouse pointer has to be still before a panel shows up? Currently, when i move my pointer to the bottom, "main" panel gets up without delay (and that's fine). But when my pointer touches top border (for any reason), upper panel show up and it's annoying....

Is there a way to change that, to set a delay (even better, set a delay for just one panel)?

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Solved! I have added

`style "xfce-panel-window-style"
   # Time in miliseconds before the panel will unhide on an enter event
   XfcePanelWindow::popup-delay = 225

   # Time in miliseconds before the panel will hide on a leave event
   XfcePanelWindow::popdown-delay = 350
 class "XfcePanelWindow" style "xfce-panel-window-style"

` to the ~/.gtkrc-2.0. It affects all panels (i can't target just one) but...ok.

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I don't have a ~/.gtkrc-2.0 . Should I create it? – Natrium Jan 23 '14 at 19:25
I get the impression that it doesn't respect a value of 0. You may need to use 1 if you want a really short delay. – Aaron McDaid Jun 20 '15 at 11:55

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