Text orientation in vertical panels

TTran tt.signup at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 08:43:40 CET 2012

Andrzej <ndrwrdck <at> googlemail.com> writes:

> Another question is if, and to what extend, these changes could found 
> their way into the upstream repository. I'm now venturing beyond my own 
> needs (a deskbar mode) so I'd prefer to know if there is a real demand 
> for these features (both from users and maintainers).
> Cheers,
> Andrzej

I for one would love to have a vertical mode that display text legibly. Like
most monitors now, mine has more room to spare horizontally than vertically.  I
would love to use that extra horizontal space for a panel.

When I was using 10.10, I resorted to xfapplet to display gnome applets, most
(if not all) of which rotate the labels in vertical mode correctly.  In 11.10, I
cannot get xapplet to work anymore, and the vertical panel is very difficult to
use, especially since quite a few of the core panel items use text.

In any case a native xfce-panel support for vertical mode would be most
desirable I think.  Otherwise why offer a vertical mode where the text isn't
displayed fully/legibly.

Thank you very much for this effort.



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