Bug 144571 - Usability problem adding applets and configuring panels
Usability problem adding applets and configuring panels
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2005-01-08 09:05 EST by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-07 08:21:00 EDT
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GNOME Desktop 172939 None None None Never

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Description Christopher Beland 2005-01-08 09:05:44 EST
gnome-panel-2.8.1-3
redhat-menus-3.7.1-1.fc3

After a fresh installation, one of the first things someone might want
to do is configure their panel, especially by adding useful applets to
it.  Unfortunately, there is no way for novice users to know that it
is actually possible to add applets, even if they hunt through all the
menus on the panel.  The secret menu only appears if you right-click
on a clear area in the panel itself.

There should be some visible trail to lead people to all the actions
possible from the "panel right-click" menu.

A menu entry named something like "Configure panels..." might be
enough; it could essentially activate the same menu, or perhaps a
dialog-box version of it. (Though there would need to be some way to
select which panel to configure.)

-B.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-04-07 08:21:00 EDT
Moved this upstream:

  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172939
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2007-08-26 15:25:55 EDT
Originally reported for Fedora Core 3.  Still a problem with Fedora 7.  Upstream
bugs updated with this status.

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