Re: The Panel needs simplification

On Sun, 2002-10-20 at 16:47, Steve Fox wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-10-20 at 09:41, MArk Finlay wrote:
> > 
> > 1. Remove the idea of Panel Types and just have one panel with
> > intelligent behavior and a few more options.
> This would be cool, but it seems difficult to distinguish between an
> edge panel and a sliding or corner panel with only mouse movements.
> Obviously floating would be "easy".

I think that the idea is that an option would destinguish between these
types of panels.


> > 2. Turn the menu panel into a normal panel with the menu applet.
> This is being done for 2.2 AFAIK.

Now without some love :(

> > 3. Add a Preferences menu with desktop preferences and system tools.
> I don't think this will fly very well because we want a nice default
> desktop. We don't want people to feel the need to tweek their settings.
> I think the people you're finding on the User's board are atypical of
> those GNOME is trying to target (the business workstation).

Well this wasn't my idea - AFAIK it was already being planned.

And I'm not going to get into the User's board flamewar again. I think
that it is a great way to find out what elements of gnome need

Anyway #3 was nothing to do with the board - it is something I brought
up myself. that's my bug and I dont think that there has been any real
discussion of this on the board anyway.

For a usibility standpoint (and therefore applicable to all users)
having settings in with applications is confusing and makes the menu to
big and complex.


Also for the panel menu thing i was talking about:

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