Re: one-panel-approach

Please at least give an option to leave that blank blank for other usages, If it is to be occupied by the task list.

A plugin system like what we have in Gnome Panel would be really nice to defer the solution of the conflicts to the end users: every proposed usage can be implemented as a plugin.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Johannes Schmid <jhs jsschmid de> wrote:

OK, finally I could test gnome-shell in real life a bit. Aside from some
graphic problems which seem to be related to the intel driver things
look pretty cool.

Anyway, I don't really like the tasklist as it is currently because of
two reasons:
* It wastes a of space
* it doesn't really follow the gnome-shell design.

While the second is of course fixable the first is really annoying. Of
course on your 22' display that doesn't matter much but remember that
probably 60% of sold PCs are netbook/notebook that have usually much
small displays.

I think that was suggested before but what about adding a tasklist into
the empty besides the "Activities" button:
* Currently this space is really dead
* Cluttering the space with menus doesn't seem to be a good idea
* using the whole area for icons neither
* the approach could be like the Ubuntu-Netbook Remix window chooser
that just shows the title of the currently active window and icons for
the other windows. That's pretty space saving.
* On bigger display that could also be a some kind of dynamic, probably
showing the title of more than one window if there is enough space.

Probably this idea needs some comments from a11y. I also think it was
proposed before. Given that most of the code is already there that
shouldn't be too difficult.


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