Xfdesktop surprise and request

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Nov 7 01:04:26 CET 2006

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On 11/6/2006 3:50 PM, Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
> On 8/17/06, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>> On 8/17/2006 2:47 PM, Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
>> > After doing an SVN update of my installation, I get back to my desktop
>> > and... Wow, what are these new icons?! :-P
>> > Great work guys, now please, please, please put that new "desktop" menu
>> you
>> > put in the desktop icons to show up also in desktop context menu
>> > (right-clicking empty desktop area), because I at least, would expect
>> that
>> > submenu to be  in the desktop context menu, not in the launchers on my
>> > desktop....
>> That's not possible with how the desktop menu works, unfortunately.
>> However, I've been considering doing it the other way: when file icons
>> are enabled, show the desktop-file menu (i.e., the "Desktop" submenu
>> when you right click on an icon) on right click on the wallpaper, and
>> then provide a hook to embed the normal xfce applications menu in a
>> submenu of that.
>> Thoughts?
> I know this is kinda outdated (and maybe already late :-P) but how those
> thoughts ended? Trash?

I tried implementing it a couple months ago, but ran into some problems
with how GtkMenu/GtkMenuItem handles submenus.  I think it's possible to
do, but required some nasty hacks and I ended up leaving it alone for a
while.  Since we've been in feature-freeze for some time, it's not going
to make it into 4.4.0.  If I can figure out a non-risky, minimal way of
doing it for 4.4.1, I'd consider it, as I consider this an icky
usability bug.  Someone should file a bug, though, so I don't forget ^_~.


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