Fwd: Re: Eventually drop the top-panel?
kai.mast at freakybytes.org
Mon Jun 27 21:50:31 UTC 2011
Argh, got sent to the wrong email. Is the Reply-To-Element missing on
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Subject: Re: Eventually drop the top-panel?
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:32:07 +0200
From: Kai Mast <kai.mast at freakybytes.org>
To: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>
On 27.06.2011 11:39, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
>> This would mean that we could drop all the "maximize to panel" and
>> > globalmenu-patches.
> I don't know what you mean by "maximize to panel". As for the global
> menu, patches for that are heading upstream for Firefox, Thunderbird,
> and LibreOffice 3.4.
I don't mean the global menu but the way the maximized window and the
top-panel get merged. Imo this is a sign that the top-panel has no use
>> > Functionality like the sound menu could also be
>> > included into the jumplist of the dash...
> That would mean things like the time, volume, and battery status would
> be invisible much of the time, and would take up much of the launcher
> when they were visible. It would be the worst of both worlds.
With sound menu I meant the way you can control you music player via
indicators. It would be way more straightforward if one could control
the music player via a jumplist (=right-click-menu).
Well, you're right some indicators are still needed like the battery or
network indicator, but this doesn't justify a whole top panel in my
opinion. We could move the indicator area into the dash or even better
use something like the once proposed wingpanel:
My problem with the current situation is that a lot of functionality is
duplicated. Empathy for example indicates new messages on the dash and
also in the messaging-indicator...
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