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

On Mon, Jul 27, 1998 at 04:30:53PM +0200, Tom Vogt wrote:
> > 1) the icons WILL stay the same size
> a possibility to resize will be necessary in the long run. there simply is
> no other way to please everyone from 640x480 to 1600x1280.

well we're more looking at 800x600+ ... at that resolution it's still ok ..
you have to consider that if the icons are small then the applets will
make the bar too wide and the icons will be hanging around in space ...

resizing applets would be hard if not impossible ...

it's very hard to write an applet under 48 pixel width .. and the panel
is supposed to be a dynamic entity

> the matter never was to make it perfect - just to show by example. I
> *REALLY* would love if you could do what I did: put some people unfamiliar
> with gnome in front of it and simply watch. I'm willing to take bets that
> they will TOTALLY MISS the fact that they can create multiple launchers. or
> in other words: with the current default config we could as well remove all
> the customizability code from the panel as it will never be used anyways.

not with the current setup of the menu ... unless they are afraid of the
interface, they WILL find out how to add stuff ...

anyway .. I did sit someone in front of it ... people do tinker, but 
it depends if the person wants to tinker or not .. a lot of people don't,
and won't no matter of how obvious you make it


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