Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: GNOME user environment brainstorming

On 07 Jun 2001 14:04:49 -0400, Abe Fettig wrote:
> > A lot of people use GNOME precisely because they can configure it.  Rather
> > than throwing all config options out the window, we should try and just make
> > simple configuration options for beginners, and offer the current level of
> > configuration (with some UI fixes) for advanced users.
> Just wanted to chime in: My favorite thing about GNOME is its
> configurability.  In fact, my only major complaints with GNOME right now
> is the lack of configurability of the menu panel.
> What I would like to see is a single, extremely configurable panel.
> Make the "Finder" thing on the right hand side or the menu panel
> available as an applet.  Make a menu applet that allows you to specify
> which menus you want to include in it, and whether they should show up
> as text (as in the current menu panel) or icons (as in current panel
> menus).  Get rid of the "Menu, Edge, Aligned, Sliding, or Floating"
> panel types and give the panel config options to allow users to set it
> up like any of the current panels.

Actually, if you have a non-menu panel, you can change the ``type'' of
the menu from it's context menu. I agree, though, that a more
configurable menu panel would be great. I'd love the finder thingy as an
applet :-)

> If the GNOME team decides to use user-levels, you could hide these
> advanced settings from newbies.  Basic users would just have a choice of
> 2 or 3 preset panels, much like Doorman offers now.  You could even make
> it so Basic users couldn't add, remove, or move panel applets.
> Abe
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