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FS#920 - Horizontal widgets in vertical wibox

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by Rena Kunisaki (Rena) - Saturday, 20 August 2011, 06:50 GMT
Last edited by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 09:22 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Wibox
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.10
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When a wibox is vertical, all widgets in it are rotated 90°. This can be kind of ugly and wasteful of space. Especially if you make the wibox very wide (~120px), the task list becomes a giant pile of icons, and other widgets expand to needlessly large sizes. Changing layouts doesn't seem to have any effect.

With Xfce4-panel and Windows taskbar for example, you can make the panel vertical and widgets remain horizontal, to make nice layouts like the one pictured here. It'd be great to do similar with Awesome widgets. Maybe it's possible to have a stack of horizontal wiboxes inside a vertical one?
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Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Saturday, 20 August 2011, 08:14 GMT
Uhm, if you are using git master, then this should already be the default behavior? Could you attach your config?
Comment by Rena Kunisaki (Rena) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 03:08 GMT
I'm using 3.4.10. I wasn't able to compile master due to missing libraries:
-- package 'oocairo' not found
-- package 'oopango' not found
-- package 'xcb-util>=0.3.8' not found
-- package 'xcb-icccm>=0.3.8' not found
These don't seem to be in Ubuntu repos at all.
Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 09:23 GMT
I guess in that case you are out of luck. Vertical wiboxes are drawn by first drawing a horizontal wibox and then rotating the results. Sorry
Comment by Zsolt Udvari (uzsolt) - Sunday, 07 April 2013, 19:44 GMT
You can use now wibox.layout.rotate. Or don't understand your problem correctly?