Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58542
RFE: KDE and GNOME menus
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:05 EDT
Description of Problem:
The layout of both the GNOME and KDE menus can be difficult to navigate after a
certain number of packages have been installed. My KDE->System Menu covers a
1024x768 screen with several side menus, and my GNOME one isnt too far off. I
think there is a GUI design rule that the GNOME guys used to quote back in 1998
or so that you shouldnt have more than 7-8 entries to any one menu.
Thus I think much of this clutter could be cleared up with several smaller
sub-sub-menus. If a program has more than 2 entries in a menu, it should get its
own 'folder' (example.. Freeciv should have a subsection where its 3-5 entries go.)
The System menu might be better organized with entries like
KDE->System->Red Hat Utilities
Anyway food for thought.
for the GNOME plan
I thynk the "System" entry should be split into user and root tools
(like bin <-> sbin) In particular, admins would be able to
remove read permissions for this directory so users who'don't need
them won't be bothered with them.
This is 'fixed' in the 8.0 series..