Set up a vertical Panel, left side. Configure Notifications to appear left side to match the position of the Panel. This works. Notification popups and Raven appear from the left side.
Now set Panel to Intelligent or Automatic hide. Raven will now appear on the right side instead of left.
Indeed. These are upstream issues that have been reported.
Seems to be zero interest by anyone to contribute a fix or two.
I’d like to fix it but I’m not a developer. Barely understand where to report what bug. I can script a little, although time consuming for me to get it right with lots of trial and error.
I mentioned this a while ago as it bothered me as well.
You need to make one small modification to some file then compile budgie.
Both the modification (where the link gets you to) and the compilation method (go back to first post in the link) are described here:
@fossfreedom for this. And thank you @rbreaves from bringing back this topic from the dead.
I managed to tinker slightly into the code and made a two line change (while not being able to code at all myself), so that now raven appears on the left when the applet is on a left panel set to autohide. Even the icon arrows are in the correct direction (right by default and left when open). This was something I wanted instead of having to go all the way to the right!
For anyone interested: