RE: Reprise of the panel layout proposal
- From: Jorg Rathlev <joerg jrsoftware de>
- To: <thristian atdot org>, "GNOME GUI List" <gnome-gui-list gnome org>
- Subject: RE: Reprise of the panel layout proposal
- Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 17:49:51 +0200
> > > Oooh, *nice*. You can't very well put "Log out" under "New tasks", can
> > > you? That'd invite more questions than the Start menu ("Why do I have
> > > to press `Start' to stop using my computer?"). :)
> > Ahh, that one. It's like... uhh, like having to switch a light on and
> > off using the same switch, right?
> But the light switch is called an "on-off switch", not an "on switch".
> I remember as a child being quite surprised that new Macintoshes
> didn't have on-off switches, only on-switches.
Yes, ok. I still don't see this as a big problem, it certainly doesn't
justify the creation of an extra menu. Of course, if there is a system
menu anyway that contains several more useful items, I'm all for
putting log out etc. into *that* menu.
> > I don't like corner panels, I think a panel that covers the whole
> > bottom would be a better choice, even if it does leave some unused
> > space. But this is, of course, mostly a personal preference, I have
> > not done any user testing except testing myself :)
> It might be a good idea to make it an edge panel - it's not entirely
> obvious that the panel will stretch to accomodate new items.
I *knew* there had to be some good argument for my preference :)
> Not quite like that - the "slide away" button is on the end of the
> panel, but this would be like an applet tucked inside the panel, like
> _ _ __________ (desktop area)
> ,-.| |
> |^|| |
> (panel) | ||>|
> `-'| |
> - - --------'-'----------------------------- - -
> the button
Ok, now I like it even more :)
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