Survey: vertical vs deskbar panel

Allin Cottrell cottrell at
Mon Mar 6 16:34:51 CET 2017

On Mon, 6 Mar 2017, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> On 03/06/2017 06:38 AM, Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Mar 2017 14:57:35 +0100
>> killermoehre <killermoehre at> wrote:
>>> Who is using the panel in vertical mode instead of deskbar mode and why?
>>> Feel free to answer. Please also mention if there is any plugin usable
>>> for you only in vertical mode. Suggestions how to improve plugins in
>>> deskbar mode are also welcome.
>> Using two, one horizontal at the bottoms of the screen, and one 
>> vertical on the left side.
> I use precisely the same setup.
> Vertical space is much more precious than horizontal space, 
> particularly with the ubiquitous 16:9 screens.

Me too, for the same reason. There's plenty of space on the left of 
my screen for a panel but I don't want to give up any vertical space 
(other than at the L or R edge: I have panel dedicated to a 
workspace switcher at the top right).

I find that the items I want work nicely in vertical mode, though it 
took a bit of fiddling with preferences to get them right, 
particularly xfce4-weather-plugin.

I'm using current Xfce as supplied by Arch.

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University
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