Naming 'things' on the panel or lessons in English requested

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Tue Aug 20 16:21:44 CEST 2002


On a side note, I've modified some values in global.h for the tiny size
so it looks even smaller.

Someone pointed out that it would be really kewl if the widget
arrangement found in the tiny mode (the popup button next to the icon
and the handles below the hide buttons) could be made optional for other
modes too. I tend to agree that's a good idea. What do you think ?


On Tue, 2002-08-20 at 15:50, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hello all,
> This question is especially (but not exclusively) for the native English
> speakers among us.
> I sometimes find it difficult to correctly describe the things on the panel,
> specifically in the configuration dialogs.
> I have some problems with the following items (the first item in the list 
> of examples is the one I use now):
> Central part of the panel:
> - central panel
> - central console
> - that thing in the middle inside the frame with the four little buttons and
>    the desktop switcher buttons
> General name for things on the left/right panel
> - (panel) controls	# This feels a bit too technical
> - items
> - objects
> - buttons and other stuff
> For completeness sake, less important, because not visible in the GUI, but
> important for future documentation:
> Different type of ... (the above)
> 1) icon button that launches a program
> - Icon button
> - launcher
> - normal item
> 2) dynamic stuff (clock, trash, mail, etc.), this is built in or external
> - Module
> - dynamic item
> - special object
> Opinions will undoubtedly differ, but I'm interested in any ideas or
> preferences you may have.
> greetings,
> 	Jasper
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