Re: [Nautilus-list] Desktop-organization

On Wed, 2001-09-12 at 23:20, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> One of the most common user-problems (very visible in Windows), is
> that the user, after a while ends up with the whole desktop cluttered
> with more or less useful cruft.
> The user seldom thinks about removing the stuff that isn't needed, and
> wastes time trying to find exactly the item he/she wants.
> I have observed that grouping of GUI-elements in a window is a very much
> accepted way of keeping things ordered and easy to find. The element I'm
> thinking about is for instance the GtkFrame. Now, the same principle is
> used in menus (menu seperators), and works very well.. it keeps things
> more tidy and less chaotic.
> Why not transfer this to the desktop? Using a sort of dynamic GtkFrame
> around groups of icons, like "System" (Start Here, Gnomecc, Trash, Home
> Directory), "Favourites", "Files", etc.. a whole menu-folder dragged onto
> the desktop could also create a frame on the desktop. These could also be
> made more distinct with colors, icons or whatever, for instance to make
> the "Documents"-frame stand out.

I quite like that idea - of course dragging the frame around the desktop
has to work too.

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