How to rotate the indicator applet on a left sided panel?

Asked by johanbondt on 2010-04-30

Because I have a wide-screen laptop, I like to place the GNOME/panel with Applications etc. on the left of my screen.
I do this by right-clicking on the Panel> choose Properties> General> Orientation > Left
All text rotates and the icons fit easily in. The only thing that does not rotate automatically is the indicator applet with the "power off"-icon. So most of the applet disappears, and I cannot use the power-off icon.
There is also no possibility to change the rotation in 'preferences'.

What can I do to rotate this applet? If this is not possible now: Where can I request the feature of automatic rotation behaviour of the applet in the future, (like the rest of the panel)?

Thank you very much for helping me out.

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Indicator Applet Edit question
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johanbondt
Solved:
2010-05-14
Last query:
2010-05-14
Last reply:
2010-05-13

Hey Johan :)

You could file a bug report for that. When everything else rotates except that menu, then that is clearly a bug.

A workaround (if you want): You can delete the »power off«-menu, that way its contents will then be under the Systems menu.

Hey again Johan :)

Your problem has been solved. It should soon come with an update as the fix is released (please see the linked bug).

johanbondt (johanbondt) said : #3

Hey Jan-Christoph,

Thanks for your comments!
I will wait for the fix :) .