Bug 85733 - Unnormalized way of adding a starter to panel
Summary: Unnormalized way of adding a starter to panel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-panel
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-06 17:59 UTC by Mikael Carneholm
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-06 19:52:48 UTC

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Description Mikael Carneholm 2003-03-06 17:59:25 UTC
Description of Problem:
There's a redundant (non-hierarcical) path when adding a program starter to the
panel. This makes the menu unneccessarily big, as it could be "normalized" down
using a common parent menu item for "Add starter.." and "Add starter from menu".
I.e, instead of 

Add to panel
	->Program starter
	->Program starter from menu

it could be 
Add to panel
	->Program starter
		->From menu
		->Other.. (replacing current "Program starter.." item)

Additional Information:
If someone would argue that this will result in too many submenu levels, I have
a suggestion that should be considered anyway: let's replace the "menu"-way of
adding starters & applets to the panel with a stand-alone wizard or panel
customizer program instead. That would eliminate long & complicated navigating
through menus and reduce the menu items in the popup menu to just "Customize"
(starts the customizer/wizard), "Properties", "New panel" + "Help" & "About" items. 
Just my 2 usability euro cents.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-06 19:52:48 UTC
Moved to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107757

(UI changes need to be done upstream.)

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