Bug 192547 - clock applet wrongly "rendered"
clock applet wrongly "rendered"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-05-20 07:51 EDT by Piergiorgio Sartor
Modified: 2009-01-08 23:34 EST (History)
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Description Piergiorgio Sartor 2006-05-20 07:51:59 EDT
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...

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How reproducible:
Well, always, I would say.

Steps to Reproduce:
Install the applet clock
Set the gnome-panel to the right side.
Actual results:
The time from the clock is rendered from top to bottom, 90 degrees
clockwise rotated.

Expected results:
The time is rendered from left to right..

Additional info:
I tried to put the gnome-panel left, top, bottom.
Result is that on the left the time is also 90 degrees rotated, but
counter clockwise.
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.
Comment 1 Piergiorgio Sartor 2007-12-11 11:07:17 EST
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...

Comment 2 Piergiorgio Sartor 2008-06-03 09:22:00 EDT
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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