Customizing taskbar in xfce

  1. This a newbie question. I moved to xfce in Zorin OS 16 Core yesterday and I liked. Let me get straight to the question. I want to push things down in my taskbar and yes that means I have positioned my taskbar vertically to the left side. I looked at the taskbar that was on top of the screen and found that it uses two separators in between the things aligned to left and things aligned to right. But that did not seem to work.

  2. On the taskbar, is the a way to fully display my name?
    Screenshot from 2021-09-11 10-19-15
    (I know you are probably saying that the taskbar looks ugly)

Thanks in advance :grinning:

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From the Items tab in Panel Preferences, click on the separator item to select it. Then click on the Settings Icon on the bottom or the right side toolbar. This will open a pop up window with settings for the Separator.
You can choose transparent or not - and you can choose to expand the separator. Expanding it makes it push all items on either side away from it.
Unexpanded, the separator only occupies the width of the separator.

I don't think there is on the Vertical Panel...

https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/preferences

Which plugin is it?

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Should have missed that when I was "exploring." Thank you for the help.

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If you change the width it will show the clock and any other text more horizontally. If it's not locked, position your pointer on the right side of the Taskbar until it turns into a vertical line with a left arrow. Left click and drag until all text is a you want on one line. I believe there is also an auto size setting for this in the panel settings.

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