Unity and Classic
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Thu Dec 1 17:58:15 UTC 2011
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Le 01/12/2011 17:11, Matt Alexander a écrit :
>> I don't like it because I can't find the most common apps anymore. I
>> used to be able to navigate through the Applications menu using general
>> categories like Graphics, Games, Sound & Video, etc.
> Is the issue there only the number of click to display the application
> lens with the installed applications not reduced to the default 1 line and
> with the filters on the side? This cycle Unity should make it things a bit
> easier there by:
> - letting you add lenses icons directly to the launcher, if you access
> often the application one you could get it there
> - remember some of the dash settings cross sessions
> Would you be happy with the application lens if it opened directly from
> the launcher with filters already on screen and the list unfolded for you?
I'm not sure what "application lens" means. When I click the Ubuntu icon,
I get a full screen of 8 icons. Let's say I'm interested in that Brain
game that I used to play on 10.04, but can't remember what the actual name
was. So I type "brain". I get an empty page back. Hmm, OK, well, let's
try something else. How do I get back? I have to click the Ubuntu icon
twice. The first makes the blank results page go away. The second brings
back the default 8 icons. I then click "More Apps". Hmm, it's not in the
short displayed list of apps. I then click the tiny text that says, "See
89 more results" and scroll through lots of apps until I find the "brain"
icon that I remember from 10.04. That's quite a bit of work compared to
I totally missed the "Filter results" option before. If that list of
categories was available after clicking the Ubuntu icon, then I'd be
happy. I could then simply go Ubuntu icon -> Games -> gbrainy.
Another idea... let's say I want to use gimp (and it's not installed yet),
so I type in "gimp" into the search box. Instead of a confusing blank
page, provide a link to install the gimp package.
Thanks for considering this.
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