Re: Applets? [was Re: Planning for GNOME 3.0]

On 21 Apr 2009, at 04:34, Travis Watkins wrote:

This one at least has been solved in Windows 7 by merging the
QuickLaunch area with running applications. A dock would also solve
this problem nicely. You'll notice OS X doesn't have a lot of
"applets" on the menu bar. The only one I've seen a lot of people have
is smcFanControl.

You'd be surprised. I currently have 15, 11 of which are standard OS X "applets" (but not all of which are turned on by default, admittedly).

On the plus side, the good thing about OS X menu extras (as they're properly called) is that they're all generally of a uniform size and appearance (they fit into a square, and they're monochrome)-- the 15 I have still take up less than half the width of my menu bar.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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