Re: Why Favorites are not on the top bar?
- From: Ryan Peters <sloshy45 sbcglobal net>
- To: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk redhat com>, gnome-shell-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Why Favorites are not on the top bar?
- Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 11:04:40 -0500
On 05/06/2011 08:46 AM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
There are a lot of different screen sizes; some are big and some are
very small. GNOME 3 wants to be usable on a wide variety of screens, so
the top bar is not "user-owned", but instead "system-owned". This is
much easier to manage from a developer's standpoint (less odd bugs,
simpler to code, etc.), and it also gives GNOME 3 a consistent visual
identity, making support much easier.
Since top bar still exists, and the place where icons used to be
now is not used for anything, what about making it possible
to have Favorites *there*
Also, GNOME 2 had an annoying problem where you had to manually position
every widget that wasn't placed by default. GNOME 3, by having a static
top panel that's system-owned, fixes this problem. In addition, the top
bar is extremely tiny. The dock for the favorites list is just as fast
to reach (especially if you use the Windows/Super key) and it's easier
to click, especially with a low-precision input device like a laptop
touch pad, or even on a touch-screen device like an iPad.
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