At MX Linux (mxlinux.org) we are currently in the last alpha testing
stage of MX-15, We are using Xfce 4.12 with our variant of greybird (3px
borders, modded Whisker menu) as the default theme. I would like to ask
whether it is possible to force the appearance of 2 rows in the systray.
ToZ on the Forum indicated there was no way he knew of, and that such an
item was already on the Wishlist:
Many of our users have noted that on smaller displays such as the ones
notebooks have, the systray ends up taking a relative large percentage
of the small amount of available Panel real estate. Furthermore, when
the systray icons are strung out in a single row, others comment that it
actually looks like we have just been sloppy in matching our icons to
each other. The only way I have found to get two rows is to drop the
icon size, which can go as low 15 before that kicks in and is nearly
illegible on smaller displays.
We are wondering if there is any way to force 2 rows despite the pitch
of the icons or the individual hardware. I looked through the gtk-2.0
code for greybird, but do not really understand it in any depth and was
unable to find any relevant code.