Re: Panel Menu
- From: "Padraig O'Briain" <Padraig Obriain sun com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org, John Sheehan sun com
- Subject: Re: Panel Menu
- Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 10:52:02 +0000 (GMT)
If panel menu is the FoobarWidget which is displayed on the top of the screen,
it would make life easier from a key navigation and accessibility point of view
if it were replaced by a standard panel.
> Looking at the new menu bar applet, it seems all the
> necessary ingredients to replace the panel menu now exist.
> The panel menu can be replaced with an edge panel with a
> menu bar applet on the left (for applications and actions)
> and a clock applet and another menu bar applet on the right
> (for windows).
> This would result in some different behaviors:
> - The application menu bar has a different right click
> behaviour than the application menu on the menu panel.
> Ideally the former should support this right-click.
> - Unlike the clock on the menu panel, the clock applet
> does not link to a gnome calendar.
> - The windows menu bar only shows windows in the current
> From a documentation point of view, the menu panel and its
> initial contents present a problem - none of the latter even
> have a proper name by which they can be described. Their
> behaviors are always an exception to the general behaviors
> of panels and applets. If they are difficult to document,
> they must equally be a usability issue.
> Yes, its late in the day, but beta is still a week away.
> I believe that replacing the default panel menu with an
> edge panel is not difficult. The question is whether this
> a good idea, and in particular whether the functionality
> and quality of the menu bar applet are sufficient stable.
> [BTW: can we change the name of the menu bar applet to just
> menu applet please]
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