I have a standard panel configuration (fixed position in the bottom of the screen, full width), and want to change it to the vertical position. In the "Customize panel" pop-up, I click at the middle button in the left row. The "Full width" settings changes to "Full height", but the panel itself remains full-width, but it moves to the middle of the screen. Only the first applet (Fedora root menu) remains visible.
The only way to change the horizontal orientation to the vertical one I am aware of is to change "fixed position" to "freely moveable", change the "Orientation" to "Vertical", and return back the radiobutton to the "fixed position" value.
Even with the above when I select "Full height", the panel remains of the same height. Selecting "normal height" and then again "full height" fixes this (altough with the subsequent "normal height" the panel remains in the "full height" size.
I am using Fedora 14 and I am new to XFCE (trying to move away from GN*ME :-). I am sorry that I don't have the latest version of XFCE.
Xfce4-panel 4.6 is not supported anymore, please reopen if this still occurs with 4.8.
Interesting. I did not expect such a "bleeding edge" distribution as the latest Fedora is to ship out-of-date XFCE.
I have filled a downstream bug report to keep the Fedora packages uptodate with upstream here:
Should Fedora upgrade XFCE, I will check whether this problem persists in newer releases. I am sorry I currently don't have time to build XFCE from scratch.