Text orientation in vertical panels

Andrzej ndrwrdck at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 21 18:13:03 CET 2011

On 11/21/2011 05:37 PM, Andrzej wrote:
> This might be a crazy idea at first but... should we layout the vertical
> panel (in "normal" mode) in such a way that the app menu is at the
> bottom and clock at the top? Sort of taking the horizontal panel and
> rotating it 90 degrees to the left?
> For those who prefer reading top to bottom the deskbar mode seems like a
> better choice anyway.

This is how it (and the deskbar) would look like:


IMHO, it looks much more consistent and readable than the current 
vertical panel but the look is quite different. I can imagine some users 
may not like having the "beginning" of the panel at the bottom and the 
"end" at the top.

If you like it, I'll continue working on this. Otherwise - I'll just 
leave the vertical mode as it was before I started. My primary goal is 
the deskbar mode (I'm not planning to use the "normal" vertical mode 


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