Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 192547
clock applet wrongly "rendered"
Last modified: 2009-01-08 23:34:09 EST
Description of problem:
This is a funny one!
I just updated from FC4 to FC5 an other PC. On this one the gnome-panel
is on the right side.
Everyhing is fine, except the clock, the time is redered 90 degrees rotated,
i.e. I've to bend my head to the right to read it properly!
I could not find any way to put it horizontally...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Well, always, I would say.
Steps to Reproduce:
Install the applet clock
Set the gnome-panel to the right side.
The time from the clock is rendered from top to bottom, 90 degrees
The time is rendered from left to right..
I tried to put the gnome-panel left, top, bottom.
Result is that on the left the time is also 90 degrees rotated, but
On the bottom it is OK, and on the top it is also OK, which must
be clearly a bug, I would expect it upside down... :-)
Selecting the time opens the calendar, which is properly displayed.
Ops! It seems the issue resurfaced in Fedora 8.
Specifically, this time the clock applet is trying to fit the hours:minutes
string into the (vertical) panel.
If it succeed, the time is displayed properly, if it fails, it will render the
text vertically (one has to bend the head left to read it).
IMHO, if the text does not fit, it should still be displayed horizontally,
eventually with scrolling, or vertically, but like:
So that it is still readable...
Fedora 9 still has the same idiosyncrasy, the clock applet is rendered
horizontally or vertically depending on the text size.
I guess it is pointless to be able to have the gnome-panel vertical and then
render the text like only horizontal is supported.
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