RE: panel question/idea

> From:	Bruno Widmann []
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 04, 1998 12:21 AM
> To:	Dirk Luetjens
> Subject:	Re: panel question/idea
> On 3 Aug 1998, Dirk Luetjens wrote:
> > monitor" from the GNOME menu. Wouldn´t it be nice, if one could click
> > onto the applet to launch a configurable program, in this example the
> > "System monitor"?
> >
> i agree. maybee we could put into some styleguide, that a left click onto
> a applet launches such a program? Or maybee we should agree on a
> entry in the right-click menu, because the left click is allready used in
> many applets for other things (shifting peaces in 15, mounting drives in
> drivemount, muting the volume in the volume control, etc.)
> Adding such an entry in an applet's right click menu  isn't really that
> much work... i think it can easily be done in as little as 10 lines code
> for each applet :-)
	Just a point, and I think that someone made a similar comment late
last week or early this week: One of the nicest UIs I worked with was OS/2's
Workplace shell. It was consistent, left-click was interact with the
icon/menu/object, and right-click was essentially an object menu. It allowed
control over the object, no matter what it was. Since the workplace shell
was OO, you could extend/replace an object, and all other objects inherited
from that. (i.e.: add security options to menus/icons, etc.)

	Anyway, my point was consistency. At any point you can right-click
on something and expect a menu of options. Win9x/WinNT's UI is not only not
OO, but it's not consistent. Some objects have a right-click menu, others do

	I believe that it would be a good idea, especially for those that
would be using GNOME coming from other OSes, to be consistent. Keep those
applets that left-click for interaction, but make the right-click an
applet-menu. That way you could invoke configuration options, about options,
define left-click actions, etc. 

	Of course that's my US$0.02, and I'm not familiar enough with the
code (yet) to look into making any changes.


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