GNOME panel in both Red Hat GNOME (RH 6.2 version) as well as Helix GNOME
has a bug/feature that is either not intended, or is a nice video game
by the GNOME developers. ;o)
Click on the GNOME foot menu, and then right click on any section heading
such as "Programs", "KDE menus", or any other sufficiently large tree.
Choose the option
"add this as a drawer to panel", and then sit back and watch the sparks
hard disk kicks in chugging away for about 10 seconds or so while numerous
icons flash all over the screen randomly and disappear. When it is all
done, you end
up with a big mucked up game of GNOME panel drawer boulderdash to play.
It doesn't crash, or at least didn't for me, and all the crap seems to
actually work if you
click on something, but it is obvious that this was not the programmers
all. Either large menu trees should be flagged somehow to not be allowed
or else the "drawer" concept needs to be rethought out.
At least 4 other people have tested this and reported to me that they could
the problem on zoot-list. Good luck. ;o)
This is the correct behavior, though potentially a little surprising at first.
The only problem is that it starts out fully expanded -- perhaps it should be
fully closed initially.