Re: Menus - I dont' get gnome2 (reprise)

On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 20:27, Rob Brown-Bayliss wrote:
> > Yes, there was such an item. Among Close, Exit, Quit, Kill, and whatever
> > other such things there may be, most people will not know what the
> > differences are between them. This should be apparent if you watch
> > people use Microsoft Office or ask them about using it. (Microsoft
> > apparently does and has already started making changes, or so I hear.)
> And all really beside the point.

Exactly!  I would like this feature back.  I used it **all** the time.

Maybe it would be easy to offer a patch so we could recompile the
tasklist and have it.

Or make it only available for those willing to use gconf-edit, this
would be the best.

> I understand the concept of "joe sixpack wont get it" and realise that
> this is why a whole lot of usefull stuff is missing.
> It's a shame teh gnome 2 developers didn't take a good look at the way
> nautilus used to do it, that is having some items hidden from users who
> choose to represent them selves as a novice etc.
> I know it's a bit late now, but wouldn't it have been nice to have had a
> system setup that way, some where the root user could set the users to
> either novice or advanced, and if a user is novice then many options are
> simply hidden from them, like the aforementioned "kill" thus letting
> others carry on as before?

Hopefully some of these features will come back in an intelligent way
over time.

George Farris - VE7FRG
George gmsys com

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