Re: Reducing the number of special uris in gnome

My $0.02 about the menu layout.  I like having only 2 items on the menu
bar panel, and having "preferences" being a submenu on there.  However,
it might be an idea to rename the Applications menu there to something
else, similar to the Windows "start menu", or the MacOS Apple icon in
the top corner (the "Apple menu"? I'm not so great with Mac terms).  I
think of it as 'This is what I click to pick what I want to do' rather
than the "applications menu".  I must admit that after using GNOME2 for
several weeks now, I only just realised that the text said
'Applications', I just look at the foot icon and go from there. 
However, on the GNOME main menu that can be added to a regular panel, I
think that preferences should be a top-level menu.  Foot -> applications
-> preferences is a little confusing, foot -> preferences would be
good.  Again in the case of the menu bar panel, I like having only 2
menus, adding a third which would be rarely used doesn't seem like a
good idea.


On Mon, 2002-07-01 at 08:34, Calum Benson wrote:
> Seth Nickell wrote:
> > We discussed making Preferences a top-level item. While on the one hand
> > this is obviously a more coherent arrangement since we aren't
> > incorrectly classifying preferences as an Application, it pushes
> > Preferences to more prominence than I think is really necessary. I
> > originally pushed for this idea and Calum (I think it was Calum?)
> > convinced me that Preferences didn't really need to be promoted that
> > much.
> Hmm, don't think it was me, I'd be happy enough to see them under their
> own menu... if nothing else to flesh out the menu bar a bit because only
> having two menus looks kind of puny :)  
> One problem might be a confusion about what a "Preferences" menu at the
> top of the screen referred to.  (Novice) users might feel the need to
> look there to change preferences for their current app, I dunno.
> Cheeri,
> Calum.
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