Re: Gnome3 -- liking it more each day.

On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 13:24 -0400, William Case wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-08-16 at 13:56 -0400, William Case wrote:
> > I have temporarily had to turn the desktop icons on.  Prefer the clean
> > look, but don't like opening several secondary applications or what used
> > to be applets on the desktop at the same time.
> > 
> > Can I have a favourites bar/file but different containing different
> > applications associated with each work space.  
> After using Gnome3 for about a week I really, really want a toolbox.  I
> toolbox is an expansion of the idea presented above.
> Here is how I see a toolbox working.  If I get approval or suggestions
> for the idea I will file it with full details as a request for
> enhancement.
> Toolbox:
> A toolbox is no more than a file or container into which I could put
> programs and applets which used to go on my panel.  The problem with the
> panel was that I had to put all my 'tools' on the panel even though I
> only used a few of them at a time depending on the project I was working
> on.  I kept my projects separated on desktops or workspaces or
> viewports.
> Going from desktop to overview to open one tool after another as I need
> it is a bit of a PIA.  Putting all of my tools ahead of time is a messy
> PIA.
> In overview:
> a) I would be able to open a file with a toolbox icon and drag and drop
> those 'tool' programs or applets that I use regularly for one type of
> job or project. I could then close it with only the icon view of the
> toolbox file showing.
> b) The toolbox file icon would automatically be stored in the
> applications (menu) view.
> c) From the Applications view, if I wished, I could drag and drop the
> file into the favourites bar/view, or replace the favourites bar
> entirely with my toolbox file.
> d) I could if I wished drag the toolbox file onto a desktop from either
> the favourites bar or from the Applications view.
> On the desktop:
> 1) when I opened a desktop containing a toolbox along with the major
> application I was about to use, the toolbox icon would appear on the
> desktop, not opened but as an icon.
> 2) when I needed an application from the toolbox I could click on it or
> Alt+Tab to it and it would open displaying all my tools. 
> 3) within the toolbox file I could select an application or applet which
> I could then click on or ALT-Tab to and run that tool application.
> 4) on closing the tool application it would be returned to the toolbox.
> 5) the toolbox when opened would be movable and reshape-able with the
> usual handles.
> With the above described 'toolbox' I could get all the extraneous icons
> that I now have off of my desktop.  I could have only those tools which
> I use most often for each kind of job or project handy. And I could have
> the equivalent of a clean and simple panel that I could place anywhere
> in in any shape I wished.
> I think most of the elements of what I am asking for are already
> available in Gnome3.
Couldn't a toolbox be like a dock? tooldock?

trond (not using gnome3, but I'd like to move to it even using Ubuntu

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