Re: 'show properties' for launchers


On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 16:32, Alex Larsson wrote:
> On 13 May 2002, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 16:06, Alex Larsson wrote:
> > > On 13 May 2002, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > > > [1] - Possibly this should also be modified to allow emblem selection,
> > > > and show the emblems in the panel menu somehow.  In the tooltip maybe?
> > > 
> > > The right solution is to add pluggable property tabs to the properties 
> > > dialog. We don't have time to do that for Gnome 2.0.0 though, but we can 
> > > probably do them later.
> > 
> > Perhaps, but in the short term we need 1) a way to edit .desktop files
> > from nautilus and 2) to make the file properties pane not contain
> > conflicting settings (custom icon).  I think replacing the standard Show
> > Properties dialog with that of gnome-desktop-item-edit kills both
> > problems.
> 1) Why is there suddenly an absolute need to edit desktop files from 
> Nautilus. We managed all of gnome 1.4 without this. Your proposal 
> basically makes it impossible to change permissions, emblems or look at 
> properties of desktop files, in favor of an over-complicated desktopfile 
> editor.

a) Because nautilus is the gnome2 menu editor.
b) It was always a bug in 1.4.
c) You can't edit or view permissions with the vfolder method at all, so
this only (in practice) applies to launchers on the desktop, which are
user owned anyways.
d) By 'properties' I assume you mean filename (as its the only non-icon
property), which is read-only in both desktop and vfolder launchers

> 2) I don't think this is a huge problem. 

It is crackrock to have a metadata icon and an icon in the file
contents.  The icon shown will be viewer-dependant, which pretty much
ruins the point of a .desktop spec.


"I don't find excessive sanity a virtue."

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