Re: Trying a new toolbar style

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Thomas Wood<thos gnome org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> We've had a discussion on gnomecc list about removing the "Interface"
> tab from the appearance capplet (see discussion¹ in the archive for
> reasoning).
> However, before we do so, we would like to ensure the the defaults are
> correct. The main reason for the tab being there at all is because
> people felt the defaults are probably incorrect.
> The main default we would like to change is the "toolbar style"
> settings. I have suggested¹ that there is broad support for the "text
> beside icons" style, however there have been concerns that not all
> applications implement it properly. It is important to note that in this
> mode, only the most important toolbar items get text labels.

While I am all for dropping the interface tab, I think it is silly to
ignore the results of distros which have already tried this change and
found it to not work.

As Calum said, OpenSolaris had to go back to text-below-icons because
the mode you propose did not work as a default.


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