In Xubuntu 12.04 I want to place workspace switcher on a vertical panel to give myself more space on the top panel for the window list buttons. The problem is that the workspace switcher is still shown horizontally on the vertical panel. It would be great if the two workspace buttons were displayed vertically one on top of another.
Ok, some options, but for some reason the "row" setting is not taking effect on the vertical... I suspect you have found a bug.
This will give you workspace "buttons", but the text is still the other way...
Hope this helps, I will try to look into if there is a bug report already. Try Updating and creating a new user, the bug seems to be fixed in later versions.
To Change the name of the workspace- right click on the workspaces and select "Workspace Settings..." then double click on the right numbers to rename the workspaces.