System->Administration cleanup

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Thu Oct 23 15:21:49 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 14:37 +0100, Matthew East wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at> wrote:
> > I'm working on a design to combine the "Preferences" and
> > "Administration" menus into something more wieldy.
> Isn't gnome-control-center the answer to this? Having tried OpenSUSE
> and noting a big improvement on Ubuntu in the way preference tools are
> presented, I raised the issue of its activation by default in Ubuntu a
> while back on the -desktop list, and there was a brief discussion
> about the fact that it seems to be rather slow to appear on some
> systems, but no serious discussion or justification offered for
> including the long unwieldy menus.

It's still overcrowded and doesn't address the fact that many of the
items should really combine for clarity.  Keyboard, keyboard shortcuts,
OnBoard...those seem like they could all go together.  Printing and
Default Printer?  Put them together.  Preferred Applications and
Removable Drives and Media should go together as well.  Removable Drives
and Media is really "preferred applications for handling removable
drives and media," so it doesn't really need to be separate.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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