Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 965872
xfce4-panel workspace switcher problem in deskbar mode
Last modified: 2013-12-08 09:00:22 EST
Description of problem:
If the workspace switcher is displayed in a panel in deskbar mode, the workspaces appear with flipped aspect ratio
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a panel in deskbar mode (Display->General->Mode->Deskbar)
2. add a Workspace Switcher with #rows < #workspaces
3. open properties for workspace switcher or restart xfce4
Workspaces have flipped aspect ratio (while the windows positions are correct), see first screenshot.
What I get in vertical mode, see second screenshot.
If I change to vertical mode, then all texts are flipped by 90°.
I guess it is the same bug as ubuntu launchpad #1076291.
Created attachment 751398 [details]
situation in deskbar mode
Created attachment 751399 [details]
situation in vertical mode
Possibly related to https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7656
Would you be willing to file this upstream?
(In reply to Kevin Fenzi from comment #3)
> Possibly related to https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7656
> Would you be willing to file this upstream?
Indeed that look quite like the same bug.
I commented on that also on upstream, but note, that it is fixed libwnck-2.31 (one has, however to recompile xfce4-panel). I just checked that.
I do not know, why fedora (and other distros) stick with linwnck-2.30. Is it that 2.31 is not a stable release? Unfortunately, the next stable version is libwnck-3.0.
No idea. I filed bug 967372 to ask it get updated.
There's only the one fix for this issue in it that I see... so really it shouldn't be a major deal.
ok. I've updated libwnck in rawhide and rebuilt panel.
I am really not sure it's a good idea to try and update stable releases for this. I guess if there's 0 issues in rawhide we could look at doing so.
I'm going to close this now. If you want to push for stable release updates too, feel free to reopen and convince me. ;)
I cannot really test this. And of course it is only a cosmetic thing. So I am not pushing. But thanks for the action.