Text orientation in vertical panels

TTran tt.signup at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 21:44:22 CET 2012

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

> We have decided to keep the original vertical mode as well (even with
> some of its design issues). In some use cases it makes a perfect sense 
> to have *a* narrow vertical panel with text oriented vertically.
> Otherwise, I expect the new deskbar mode will be more usable for most 
> users than the vertical mode. Especially on wide screen displays.

That's good news.  I took a quick look at your screenshot of the deskbar 
mode, and I think it would be too wide for my little laptop.  It probably 
would work better for my desktop.  On my laptop I like to use the narrow 
vertical panel, but I'll test the deskbar mode there anyway.  I don't have 
experience with installing dev versions, but I'll try to do it.

On my laptop where I run xubuntu, not all panel items rotate the text in 
vertical mode, particularly problematic are the "Clock" and "Weather Update" 
(the 1st two items on this screenshot:


Hope they will look better in 4.9



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