Use fixed width for digital clock applet
Review Request #127102 - Created Feb. 17, 2016 and submitted
Currently the width of the date label is not fixed but changes depending on the text. This causes the entire applet to change its width (if the time is the widest displayed item). This in turn can cause all other applets in the same panel to move whenever the displayed time changes.
This patch uses FontMetrics to iterate over all possible time strings (with different width) and chooses the widest of them as reference for the fixed width of the time label.
This way the width of the applet stays the same (unless the date is displayed and changes). The text remains centered though, which means that it can still move within the applet when the time changes.
Works with horizontal and vertical panel.
Also displaying different combinations of "seconds", "date" and "timezone" works.
I've tested it extensively and it works great. Thanks a lot!
There's one more issue - http://paste.opensuse.org/view/raw/f8ba5d0d - the same font size should also be applied to the left date label (there are; the bottom should stay as is). Do you think you could include it as part of this patch?