View Full Version : [gnome] how do i rotate the text on gnome panel tabs?

April 7th, 2009, 11:07 AM

My screen just isn't big enough for what I need to do, so I'd like to save some height by moving both my gnome panels to the left hand side.
However, when I do this it keeps the text in the tabs horizontal, so the names are not visible on the vertical panel. I can't find how to rotate the text.

Can anyone help- either with rotating the text, or suggesting alternative ways of moving between apps while maximising usable screen space?

Using gnome/intrepid on a dell latitude.


April 7th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Don't understand. Most of the time, it's more screen width that's needed, not height. If need more screen height, put the panel on top or bottom & use the auto hide feature for the panel, then it only appears when you need it.

April 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Thanks tturrisi, that's good enough for now but I'd still like to know how to rotate the text in the tabs if anyone else knows- prefer not to use autohide.