Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Mon Nov 14 09:03:50 CST 2005

not sure who to send this too, so...

> If an item is primarily launched by a specific MIME type and works with
> one file at a time, it can be hidden

should not be the case where it can create files, and obvius types of
main files e.g. movie player, music player shoudl nto be like this so i
is easy for users to find these applications. 

> Applications Menu Editor
> - replace with Alt+dragging and D&D from gnome-app-install? - move to
>   "System" > "Preferences"? - Known issue - already has a "Menus &
>   Toolbars" item!

eww, and has anyone written this code for g-a-i? we have alactarte (was
smeg) which works quite well and has a right click option, should
consider moving that somewhere else.

> Archive Manager 
> - hide, as it's available as right click in Nautilus. Inexperienced
>   computer users may find right click less "discoverable". - [WWW] Add
>   "Make Compressed File..." to Nautilus's File menu

I think you can do that (make compressed file) in nautilus alread, its
not particularly obvious tho

while people may think these things are great, it confuses a lot of
people with no idea of these concepts, if we are going to do things like
this we *rally* need some kind of simple documentation with "How to burn
a cd", "How to create an archive", etc and shoudl be installed by
defualt and easily discoverable.

> New login nested window 
> - remove entirely

thats a bit short sighted, then if you want a new login you need to
start the screensaver, thats b0rked :) consider the fast-user-switch

> XSane Image scanning program 
> - Scanners now accessible via GIMP, so hide. 

There was an earlier discussion on this, that is totally far too hard to
find, if I want to scan something I don't think to use the gimp, i think
a scan option is nice, its certainly what my mum would use.

> Totem 
> - hide, as it is best accessed by launching a file

Thats silly, lots of people are used to starting applications, I see
people do it all the time, and while it may make sense to make some
things work like this, i think a major application like video plaback
should have a menu item IMHO.

a good example if i had a playlist, i can't get it back, opening a file
trashes that.

> File Management - remove (redundant with "Edit" > "Preferences" in
> Nautilus)

All preferences items to do with the desktop (and nautilus is part of the
'desktop") should be available in the same spot, not spread
around the apps like that IMHO


Trent Lloyd <lathiat at> Networking Inc.

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