New panel in trunk
jani.monoses at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 00:08:48 CET 2005
> Yeah, I can understand some confusion when presented with a new way of
> doing things, but that doesn't automatically mean the new way is bad.
> It's a nice, simple, clean UI.
It is not confusion just a bit of disappointment.
The other was simpler for me, hence my comment.
move over icon
move over 'remove text'
4 steps, all close to each other and consistent with other similar
actions (delete mail from folder, file from filelist etc)
mover over icon
move over 'customize panel'
move slightly back over the icon as the cursor is now a bit right and be
careful which icon you select as now they are all dimmed unlike when the
mouse hovers over them in normal mode.
4 extra steps which imply a lot of (relative to 4.2) mouse movement
I would call the old way much cleaner and simpler. Nicer I don't know,
DnD has it's charm, but I prefer clean and simple vs nice then.
Also I have not seen yet other GUIs which handle removal like this (it
may be me though). With dragging in the plugin list I sort of expect the
removed item to get inserted in that list - even though it is there and
I know it won't happen.
So while I can use it and understand it because it _is_ simple it is not
>>impossibility of moving plugin icons around as in the 4.2 panel.
> Drag them around.
Hmm, I cannot seem to do that. If a click and drag nothing happens, the
mouse stops highlighting other plugins if I move over them, so the
original one retains the focus but it does not drag.
I think the gnome panel has this in the context menu too.Select move and
then even w/o keeping the mouse pressed the plugin follows the horiz
movement of the mouse.
>>current add/remove via drag-n-drop seems too convoluted to me but OTOH I
>>know this is not what people should do too often.
> Convoluted? Seriously?
Yes, relative to the 4.2 way.
>>If it's not too much
>>to ask could this be considered as a per/panel config option?
> Eeeew. Up to Jasper, of course, but that sounds ickier than just adding
> Add/Remove items back in the menu.
Well it seems not everybody liked add/remove in 4.2 so having a config
would please both sides.
>>I like the idea of having the taskbar as a plugin. Is that still planned
>>for iconbox too? If so will the two standalone apps be still shipped
> No, taskbar and iconbox will not be present as separate applications. I
> thought the iconbox had already been ported as a panel plugin. I seem
> to remember one of the default panel configs had it in there...
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