Re: Favourites menu vanished in Gnome2

Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> writes:

> Nils Pedersen <n p sun com> writes:
> > Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > 
> > > On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > >
> > >>No. All references to favorites and ability to add them were removed from
> > >>the panel.
> > >>
> > > 	I don't remember doing this, so chances are I didn't ..
> > > 	George, Glynn, Calum, Nils, Seth - any of you guys remember
> > > when and why this was done ?
> > >
> > 
> > OK I fess up, it's all my fault. I think it was done for a number of reasons...
> > 
> > 
> > 1) Back last Autumn when we did the menu redesign the consensus was that it
> >     was bad to only have ONE place where users could have their own menu items.
> >     If a user wants to add a game, why do they have to put it into favorites,
> >     why can't they put it into 'games'.
> This is a misunderstanding of the purpose of favorites. Favorites wasn't meant
> to be a place where to add your app installed in ~/bin ... the right way to
> do that is simply to merge the menus from ~/share/applications into the menus.
> Favorites was meant to be a way of dealing with the huge number of items in
> the menus on a typical system ... once you find something once, it was supposed
> to be really easy to add it to favorites so you could find it again.

Let me moderate this a bit ... it's a difference from how I have always 
understood favorites. But I didn't add it originally, so I can't speak
to what it's original purpose was.


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