clock applet is one pixel too low

Bug #152282 reported by François Tissandier on 2007-10-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

the text of the clock applet is not at the same level as the other text applets (like fast user switcher, main menu).
It's just one pixel lower, but it move an applet next to it, you immediately notice it. It just don't look nice, even just for one pixel. Personnally I put the fast user switch next to the clock, and I can see clearly that my user name is slightly above the date. No huge deal, but a polished design is all about coherence. Can it be fixed?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. What version of Ubuntu and locale do you use? I don't get this issue on my gutsy installion all the panel applets I tried have the text aligned, verified using gimp and drawing a selection line. Could you make a screenshot of the bug?

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
François Tissandier (baloo) wrote :

Gutsy, french locale
Screenshot included

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → New
zombiepig (nyall-zombiepigs) wrote :

This bug is still present in intrepid, and much more noticeable in the default install since the fast-user-switcher applet is now placed next to the clock.

Here's a zoomed screenshot showing the problem in detail.

Reading from the upstream bug report, it seems like this is caused because the clock applet text is inside a button. This in itself leads to inconsistency across the top panel - since the fusa does not appear in a button, yet both applets are clickable and show drop-down menus.

I was about to file a very similar request (only I was gonna name it fast user switch applet is one pixel too high)

Even the screenshot I'd taken is very similar. Glad to see I'm not the only one who noticed.

Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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