Re: To answer your question about the upcoming Style-Guide...

Dan Kaminsky <> wrote:
> >I haven't done that test. I need fresh victims first.
> >however, if there are, say, four folders labeled "system", "apps", "games"
> >and "internet", I honestly believe people WILL start to wonder how they can
> >put their apps where they want, and the next step will be the question
> "hey,
> >can I create a quake folder?".
> I'm beginning to agree.

looks like we had a misunderstanding most of the time. I hope the sketches
in my last mail will clear that up.

> >true. but that doesn't touch the problem of one start button or several
> >folders, does it?
> Maybe there should be an "expand folder" button, that would expand a folder
> on the panel into its constituent folders in some kind of semi-efficient
> manner...hurm.

or drag&drop to put a subfolder on the panel. but that does not solve the
problem of how the user will FIND that functionality in the first place. :)

> >we are talking about a default configuration, true? I think the default
> >config should show the possibilities OR THEY WILL BE MISSED. that is all
> >there is to my point, but I consider it important enough to argue a lot
> >about it. :)
> I don't think the default config should show all possibilities at all
> times...which ones get deprecated?  hurm

true. but the important features should be shown. given the usual mess that
the start->programs menu is on windoze systems, I consider this an important
feature of gnome.

The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.

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