Xscreensaver configurator in XFCE settings panel

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Sun Sep 21 12:00:16 CEST 2008

Am Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:19:43 +0200
schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:

> On sam, 2008-09-20 at 18:21 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > > That could be a good idea, yes. But anyway, for example,
> > > gnome-screensaver preferences has a OnlyShowIn=GNOME so it won't
> > > appear. But that's crap in gnome-screensaver, not in the method.
> > 
> > That's a shame, actually -- if people are using Xfce with
> > gnome-screensaver, then they won't see the prefs app for it.
> Agreed (and it's worth reporting a bug on this)
> > 
> > > Not sure it's really needed anyway, because it will appear in the
> > > Settings menu. Depends if the Xfce Settings Manager should handle
> > all
> > > possible settings stuff, not sure.
> > 
> > Well, no, it won't, in this case, anyway.
> Hmhm, but for all packages with DesktopSettings and no OnlyShowIn,
> it'll appear (thus it'll look like the menu, doesnt it)

I would think that this behaviour would be intuitive to the user, ie.
showing the same icons in the settings manager as in the menu. And I
personally prefer the manager usability wise over the menu, since going
through menus is always much more inconvenient as soon as you need more
than one menu, plus the icons in the menu are rather small.

It might be that some people dislike combining Xfce specific items with
independant items, in that case I see two options:

1. Group items, with a caption, like "Xfce", "Other"

2. Add a tiny tickbox saying "Show All Items" or something similar


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