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How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

XFCE4 is my desktop environment of choice in every Linux distro I use these days. However my display resolution of 1366 x 768 on the laptop is quite low by today's standards, so I set the panel (the taskbar) to the left edge of the screen. I wanted to have a clock with date in my vertical panel. Although it looks impossible, I found out a workaround.

Get horizontal clock orientation in vertical panel in XFCE4

Get horizontal clock orientation in vertical panel in XFCE4

XFCE4 is my desktop environment of choice in every Linux distro I use these days. However my display resolution of 1366 x 768 on the laptop is quite low by today's standards, so I set the panel (the taskbar) to the left edge of the screen. It looks similar to Unity's bar in Ubuntu. But now I faced a strange issue: while the panel was vertical, the clock was also displayed with a vertical text orientation. Here is a way to make it horizontal.