[gnome-love] Re: GNOME user environment brainstorming
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Cody Russell <bratsche gnome org>
- Cc: nautilus-list eazel com, gnome-love gnome org, gnome-2-0-list gnome org, Calum Benson <calum benson ireland sun com>, James "M." Cape <jcape ignore-your tv>, Anna Dirks <anna ximian com>, Joakim Ziegler <joakim ximian com>
- Subject: [gnome-love] Re: GNOME user environment brainstorming
- Date: 24 May 2001 18:13:58 -0400
Cody Russell <bratsche gnome org> writes:
2/ We can drag objects from the panel to Nautilus and the desktop, but
we cannot do the opposite.
Yes, something is weird here - e.g. if I drag a launcher from the
panel I can drop it on the desktop but not in a Nautilus window, but
once I drop it on the desktop I can then move it to a Nautilus
window. Go figure. ;-)
3/ Editing the foot menu is a long-overdue feature, although it is not
simple. It should be possible to drag icons to the foot menu, re-order
it, etc. Dealing with .desktop files sucks.
George and the KDE panel dude have a Master Plan to get rid of the
.desktop files; I don't know how soon it'll be implemented, but it's
The problem is that there should be some method for system
administrators to install objects as read-only or something, so they
can't be removed or modified by users.
Right, that's a hard problem. GConf allows it, but some things aren't
conducive to GConf storage.
4/ Let panel launchers and foot menu use any type of object, not just
"programs". e.g., you might have a launcher for Slashdot or NYTimes.com
on your panel or in your "Favorites" menu.
We were discussing a bit whether Favorites was "Favorite Programs" or
whether you could put documents in there. I think the main argument
for programs-only was that in the current setup only programs will
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