Re: [gnome-love] GNOME user environment brainstorming
- From: Matthew Walton <mxw00u Cs Nott AC UK>
- To: Iain <iain ximian com>
- Cc: gnome-love gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-love] GNOME user environment brainstorming
- Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 07:59:19 +0000
I may have mentioned already that I hate having stuff on the desktop...
mine's totally empty.
Why can't we put this stuff on the Desktop like we used to?
Or at least make it so that it's not the only way to do things? The
notion of it as a virtual folder seems to support that idea.
- being able to add things at least would increase the
Being able to remove it entirely would help mine. I hate things like
that on my desktop :) Like the ~/Nautilus folder that just won't go
But why? In Windows, people use maximised windows almost all the time,
thus burying all their launchers. Okay, in Linux it does seem that some
people at least tend to use more nonmaximised windows (I do) but still
there are some apps that are going to hide the desktop - I see very few
people using web browsers that aren't maximised, for example, unless
they're running REALLY high res desktops on enormous monitors.
seemed obvious to me, and it's the same way most people's Windows
systems work (assuming they use their QuickLaunch bars, that is).
More people I know use the desktop for program launchers than the quick
launch bar, simply because the desktop holds a lot more stuff, has more
informative text and larger icons.
Definitely make the run dialog prettier. Add to Favourites might be good
to have still though - it could pop up a dialog or something to make
sure the icon's correct (this could perhaps only appear on
Intermediate/Advanced user levels?)
Yeah, why? Apart from "Because thats what windows does" If it's going to
have every program in the path, thats overwhelming, and if it's going to
only have gnome apps, then why duplicate the operation of the menus?
I think to leave the run dialog as it is (maybe prettier) is perfectly
Delete all the duplicate applets (mainly this is in the monitors section
The monitors also need deuglifying - no wonder so many people use Gkrellm...
Yes, that sounds good. My Win2000 directory views have that and it's
Maybe allow "Priority text" like Bonobo does. So that important buttons
have the text to the right of the icon, and the rest don't.
That's something I'd really love, especially when Evolution lets me
check my mail at all, and Balsa is capable of checking it in less than
If we could make a seperate package for just the GtkMozEmbedded stuff,
then we could offer Galeon as the GNOME web browser, and Nautilus could
still do the embedding stuff if it/the user wanted.
That's good. I must remember to consider people who don't have 256MB or
more of RAM to play with - even a fast-loading GtkEmbedMoz would be big,
help files? CSS is good though - if the help files were written using
HTML/XHTML that used structural tags only (strictly enforced!) there
could be a system-wide help file stylesheet or something to make it
match your Gtk theme... is that a bit silly? This is what happens when
"Brainstorm" appears in the subject line...
A simple GTKHtml browser could be written. I don't see documentation
was formerly known as Encompass showed, it was capable of loading it in
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