Re: Only one instance of a capplet should be allowed

On 21 Feb 2006, at 20:44, Jaap A. Haitsma wrote:


Currently it is possible to fire up a capplet multiple times. This can be confusing for users [1]. It would be better if a capplet was launched for the second time that the window of the currently running applet was raised.

True most of the time certainly, although there are some fun corner cases... like what happens if you have a local instance of the Background capplet running, then run another one on a remote machine. Should you get two instances then? Should the remote instance control the local background or the remote one? And that sort of thing :)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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