Fast-user-switch-applet not on panel by default

Jan Claeys lists at
Sun Oct 7 02:01:30 BST 2007

Op donderdag 04-10-2007 om 21:33 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Tristan
> I think the difference between launcher, applet, and status notification
> needs to be more obvious and some sanitising wouldn't go amiss.
> For example, GAIM uses a status notification icon to access the
> application whilst it's running - so I can't move it anywhere unless I
> move all my notifications. It also doesn't make sense for the icon to be
> something that shows after going to Applications->Internet->Gaim...
> rather Gaim should just be an applet. The Evolution contact list could
> offer to give you Gaim (from an address card with a handle on a
> supported service) as well as gnome-open when opening an irc: uri, etc.

There was a telepathy applet like that (but it got replaced by empathy's
status icon).

> Similarly for Tomboy. Why does the use case for an adhoc note-keeper
> involve starting a search program/recently used list before I can just
> add a damned note ? Tomboy should be a launcher or applet (doesn't much
> matter which in this case since it isn't doing anything between clicks
> and keypresses).

That's why I use the Tomboy panel applet.  :)

> It would be nice to stick the Evolution contact list on as a launcher by
> default too.

I think deskbar-applet provides this?

Jan Claeys

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