Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

William Lachance wrlach at
Thu Feb 7 13:39:22 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 13:59 -0800, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 16:06 -0400, William Lachance wrote:
> > A while back I fixed up a patch originally written by Novell to GNOME
> > panel, which makes it impossible to move without unlocking it first (the
> > default setting is locked). This prevents the user from inadvertently
> > moving the panel when (e.g.) they're just trying to open an application.
> While I like this better, doesn't it make sense to remove the "Lock"
> option on individual applets at the same time?  I don't see why you'd
> need both.

The lock option on the individual applets does something completely
different: preventing the user from moving the applets around. 

That being said, the lock option for individual applets seems quite
useless. All it does is make it so you can't move an applet without the
toggle in the context menu, but you can only move the applet by opening
up the context menu anyway (thus making it difficult to move the applet
by accident). 

In conclusion: yes, we should probably remove the lock option on
individual applets (unless there's something missing; I'll look into
this more deeply if I have time later this week), but that's a separate
issue. Which brings us back to my original question (see subject
line). :)
William Lachance <wrlach at>
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