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How to make the taskbar vertical and look normal?

Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:07 am

I am testing out the OS and I tried to make the taskbar vertical and on the left. However, instead of rotating all of the text on the taskbar so that it appears normal, the text was rotated as well. How can I make the taskbar look normal while vertical?
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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:22 am

1. right click the panel.
2. chose panel > panel settings
3. chose tab "items"
4. click on "Window buttons"
5. Click the "properties" button under the remove button to the right
6. Uncheck "show button labels"

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:51 pm

I can't find "Window buttons"

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:56 pm

ok I must confess 2 things. First: I forgot that on new ChaletOS version it is "dockbar X" instead of "window buttons"

second: I slightly misunderstood your problem. While doing that operation should fix the appearance of window buttons, you also have an additional step on the panel settings: change display mode to vertical as shown in screenshot:


 

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:01 pm

Thanks for your help. I still cannot see that option

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:05 pm

click this symbol:


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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:34 pm

I did and what you see below is the result. I don't see what I should press now
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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:39 pm

gah... I dont understand this new dockbar X I guess.

Try doing same to that "launcher" thing.

Excuse my stupidity, I'm really tired Sad and I havent had chalet os latest version for a while, though I do have the earlier version.

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:46 pm

Okay, so I was able to fix the "start button" using whisker menu. Now I still have an issue with the date/time and battery symbol being rotated

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:48 pm

James Tobin wrote:ok I must confess 2 things. First: I forgot that on new ChaletOS version it is "dockbar X" instead of "window buttons"

second: I slightly misunderstood your problem. While doing that operation should fix the appearance of window buttons, you also have an additional step on the panel settings: change display mode to vertical as shown in screenshot:


 

did you do this yet?

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:51 pm

yes, that was the first thing that I did before posting the question so that it will be vertical.
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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:55 pm

You may not have this option, but try it. right click clock and go to properties.


 


Under layout, the "LCD" option works good in vertical mode.

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:00 pm

No, mines called date/time



Do you think that I should just install an earlier version so that I can have a vertical taskbar?
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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:14 pm

no, you can switch to the old xfce4 panel with xfce panel switch, an application available on your start menu.

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:18 pm

These are the options , and none of them display a vertical taskbar properly

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:21 pm

do the chaletOS default.

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:23 pm

I tried that and got this, the text it sideways



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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:31 pm

need to change taskbar to icon specific by going to window list / launcher settings

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:40 pm

I still have an issue with the date / time being sideways. Also, now there are buttons that open applications (in my case, firefox, settings, file manager, and search) and buttons that show what is already opened. How can I join them?

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:42 pm

chamen wrote:Also, now there are buttons that open applications (in my case, firefox, settings, file manager, and search) and buttons that show what is already opened. How can I join them?

 

that's the downside of the old panel Sad

Try going back to Dockbar X, then look and see if there is another clock applet available. If there isn't than I don't know what to do.

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:43 pm

Thing is I'm currently on Xubuntu which is extremely similar to Chalet OS but different set of applet defaults.

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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:44 pm

It looks like the "Clock" applet is available if you click the Add (+) button. then remove your old clock.

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:04 pm

Maybe I'll try Xubuntu. I'm looking for an easy distro to start out with. I am planning on testing out Zorin after this
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Post by James Tobin on Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:09 pm

xubuntu is not as easy as chalet os in other areas.

do you have another clock applet?

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Post by chamen on Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:21 pm

I added the clock applet and it too is sideways.
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