Re: [PATCH] To let resize the gnome panel by scrolling with the mouse


On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 18:58, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 12:46, Mark Finlay wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 15:27, Kevin Vandersloot wrote:
> > > Hi Mark. Well I would go a bit further and not allow left button click
> > > dragging of panels. Another thing I noticed with my mom, is that she
> > > often accidentally moved panels to the top/right/left (and the same
> > > thing with toolbars) (all this on Windows).
> > 
> > The best way to do this is to lock panels the way applets are locked on
> > HEAD. I agree with this as it is something I have seen people with
> > accessability imparements have trouble with(eg. Arthreitis)
> per-panel locking makes a lot more sense to me than per-applet locking.
> I still don't at all understand the need for per-applet locking- it is
> probably a nice test case for the locking stuff, I guess, but otherwise
> it seems like 95% of the cases where people would want to lock down one
> applet they'd also want to lock down all the other applets on the panel
> as well.  The current impl. seems like it's a lot of extra clutter for a
> fairly rarely used feature.

	The idea behind per-applet locking is that it makes it a lot easier to
re-arrange or add new items to your panel without screwing your current
setup up.

	For example, with the default menu panel - you want to add a launcher
and have it beside the two launchers to the left of the menu bar.
Previously, you would add the launcher and carefully move it beside the
other launchers so as to not move the other launchers. Now you can be
confident that you're not going to move the other applets and just slam
your mouse over to the left hand side of the screen.

	Note, I do appreciate that this is probably just symptomatic of
problems with the way you currently "edit" panels.

	(Btw, looking at the rationale in bugzilla and commenting on that is
much more useful. But you know that :-)

	I've been considering panel lockdown as part of the broader problem of
kiosk mode. I see lockdown as more of a system management feature,
completely seperate from what applet locking is about ... but I could
well be wrong in that thinking.

Good Luck,

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