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Vertical panel icon sizes should not scale with panel size #43

victorliu opened this Issue Sep 11, 2012 · 5 comments

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When the panel is set to Left or Right orientation, the Show Desktop icon is as wide as the panel size (which is typically going to be hundreds of pixels wide), which looks absolutely ridiculous, and is a huge waste of space. Similarly, the tray icons resize to their full size (64 pixels?) and don't pack, leading to the bottom 30% of the panel consumed by the tray, 10% used by the Show Desktop icon, and 100 pixels at the top used by the Menu button which has its text rotated. All of these issues together make using a panel in vertical orientation impractical.

denispr commented Jun 23, 2013

I agree. For wide screens, it's more efficient to set panel to right or left orientation.
But Mate panel applets need some improvements to deal properly with it.
There are the ones mentioned in the above comment, but also :

  • the clock applet hour/date format should be configurable, so that one can choose a format that is short enough to be displayed horizontally in the panel (and not vertically like now, which is not very user-friendly). Also, it should be possible to have a two lines rendering, one for the hour, the other one for the date.
    • the menu bar (applications, places, system) should have a special vertical mode, to prevent menus labels written vertically : for example, these labels could be replaced by icons, or abreviated.
MATE member

You can edit the format of time/date in dconf-editor

denispr commented Sep 30, 2013

Thanks for the tip !

MATE member

"Mark as can be closed"

MATE member

@stefano-k - Please close this as it is a duplicate of #157.

@infirit infirit closed this Feb 13, 2014
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