[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#434823: Bug#434823: xfce4-panel: Text formatting not well adapted to vertical panel

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Feb 28 12:14:00 UTC 2008

forwarded #434823 http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3888

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 12:02:42AM +0000, Greg Kochanski wrote:
> When I put the panel on the side, all the names
> get cut off, because the panel is then only 40 pixels wide.
> For instance, it says "Xfce Men"  instead of "Xfce Menu".

Yes, I can see this.

> It leaves huge amounts of blank space above and below
> the little truncated line that is telling me that I
> have a Gnome Terminal running.   It would be best if
> that blank space could be used by folding the text
> onto several lines.     Even better, the icon should
> be put on a line of its own.
> this:

Yeah, clearly the plugin in itself is not adapted at all to vertical panels. A
thing you can do is tune the "Minimum width" (in plugin properties) and the
"Panel Size" (in panel properties), to adjust to your needs.

I have to admit that the taskbar concept is not really adapted to vertical
panels anyway.

I have forwarded this upstream, so you can follow the status at

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