gnome-control-center

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 24 10:04:17 GMT 2009


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:01:48AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Matthew East [2009-02-23 13:29 +0000]:
> > I wonder if it would be appropriate for inclusion of
> > gnome-control-center to be considered again for Jaunty.
> 
> I believe it is just changing a gconf key, to flip between menu mode
> and control center mode.
> 
> Personally I have always liked the menu mode, since it makes it both
> much more obvious, and also much faster, to reach a particular
> setting. I agree, though, that the preferences menu is too large. It
> would be nice if there were subgroups and some more cleverness:
> 
>  * mouse, keyboard layout, keyboard shortcuts, and accessibility
>    should be in an "input devices" submenu
>  * "palm os device" should rather be in the applications menu IMHO
>  * screen resolution, appearance, screen saver, and perhaps some more
>    are also closely related and could go into a submenu

The problem with subgroups in menu is that it deepens the menu
hierarchy, which can be cumbersome to use - especially for
not-so-advanced users.

 - Alexander




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