Re: A few general questions
- From: Ben FrantzDale <bfrantzdale hmc edu>
- To: len philpot org
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: A few general questions
- Date: 05 Mar 2001 23:21:23 -0500
On 05 Mar 2001 20:59:52 -0600, Len Philpot wrote:
> I've started using gnome 1.2 recently and am starting to collect
> a few questions for which I can find no answers in the
> documentation, so I'll just shoot away in case anyone can help.
> Is there any way to disable/turn off/whatever the automatic
> underlining and 'activation' (for lack of a better word) of URLs
> in gnome-terminal when the mouse pointer passes over them? This
> can be very distracting.
I'm not sure... I don't see the option at a quick glance. I kinda doubt
> When adding launchers and/or drawers to the panel, is there a
> way to prevent the icon from being scaled up in size? This is a
> real problem with a launcher as they become HUGE and very nasty
> looking due to the bitmap scaling. I use a 17" monitor at
> 1024x768 and any icon over about 1/4" square is too big for me.
> There's a pretty good collection of 16x16 icons, but once they
> get scaled up, they're UGLY. Even the 32x32 icons are left
> alone. I guess they're scaled to 48x48 (for what reason?)...
The Gnome icons all come at 48x48. I made a bunch of large (192x192)
icons and put them at www.cs.hmc.edu/~ben/icons/ I'm not sure why what
you've got problems with ugly icons unless you'r scaling them to above
48x48... They should scale pretty smoothly down.
> Related to the previous question, an even better solution would
> be NOT to use an icon at all, not even the resulting default
> icon. Text would be best. I'd love to have every icon replaced
> by a text-labeled button, but I doubt there's any way to do
> that. Any ideas?
You'r not the first to suggest it. It currently isn't possible.
> Is there any way to get around the split personality of the
> panel menu: primarily owned by root, with only pieces here and
> there by the current user. I'd like to configure it so the
> current user can control _all_ the contents of the menu (as much
> as possible). Obviously he won't be able to run things to which
> he has no access, but control over the menu would be good.
I completely agree. I'm not sure why it is the way it is. It's not
intuitive and just plain frusterating... I suppose the idea is that then
you always have access to everything in that you can't delete the link,
but that's a lame excuse.... I'd think the user could basicly work with
a diff of the menu---that way new sofware would show up, etc. Also, the
current behavior means that ``Properties...'' is insensitive for
everythign in the menu. That means that you can't find out what the name
of the program is without making a copy of the entry onto the panel.
That's just silly.
> And while I'm at it... :)
> This may be more appropriate in a Balsa forum; let me know if
> so. Why won't it (Balsa 1.1.1) even try to check for incoming
> mail on a remote POP3 server? I'm at home with a cable modem and
> no local mail, just internet. I can't get the POP3 mailbox to
> show up in the list and it steadfastly refuses to retrieve any
> mail from it, even when I _know_ there's mail there. No errors,
> just nothing. I have no other mailboxes defined at all. Any
> Thanks for any help.
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