Bug and discussion about ubuntu menu

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Sat Mar 15 06:29:29 UTC 2008

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Ouattara Oumar Aziz (alias wattazoum) wrote on 15/03/08 08:22:
> Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
>> Please also take care of not doing this change alone - you're aware
>> of that since you asked the list. This should be discussed with GNOME,
>> since they have the same issue. Moreover, PolicyKit is going to add
>> many changes in this domain, and maybe the distinction
>> system-wide/user-only will disappear soon. This will be a real
>> problem while we are migrating, and I'm glad you're caring about this
>> now. Maybe the best solution would be a single Control Center, which
>> already exists. So please see this in a long-term outlook, changes
>> are likely to happen in the newt months.
> This is indeed true. I remember the Gnome Control Center were
> introduced to replace those two menu sets in feisty then removed after
> a few days. I think the reason was that a lot of people found that it
> was slower to access a menu item this way.

You have to wait longer for the Control Center to open than you have to
wait for the Preferences/Administration menus to open. Then you still
need to wait just as long for the individual control panel to open, then
when you've finished you have to close the Control Center separately,
which you don't need to do with the menu.

That doesn't mean the current menus are good -- they're pretty bad. :-)
But they're still quicker, most of the time, than the current Gnome
Control Center.

> A more professional solution would be to merge the configurations GUIs 
> and use policy kit to hide System Wide tasks. But this takes time. I am 
> really wondering if we shouldn't study this solution. Have a single GUI 
> for Printing but hide some options using policy kit ...

That's one part of the solution.

You may have seen that this general problem is also discussed on
Brainstorm. <http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/80>

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