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.)
Moved this upstream:
Originally reported for Fedora Core 3. Still a problem with Fedora 7. Upstream
bugs updated with this status.