HC Brugmans hcbrugmans at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 02:19:41 CST 2005

Øivind Hoel wrote:
> On 11/24/05, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Firing this back to the list:"
>>>Yea, please don't make Ubuntu harder than it has to be and hide stuff
>>>that shouldn't be hidden.
>>>Sincerely, /Nafallo
>>>Christian Bjälevik <nafallo at ubuntu.com>
>>ubuntu-devel mailing list
>>ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Another issue that arises when hiding the totem icon is if a user
> wants to play a streamed video off the net using a link he found on
> some website. There's always the firefox plugin, but this plugin is
> still far away from implementing all the needed functionality like
> "save as..", fullscreen, and tends to be a bit sluggish if it even
> decides to play the stream in question.
> What is this user to do? Ofcourse, less-novice users would be able to
> press ALT+F2 and type in totem, but this is hardly obvious to most
> people.

Yeah, I open totem regularly via the menu for this and other reasons.
I know I can get to files through nautilus, but prefer selecting them
from Totem.

Now, personally I don't care, I'll use alt-f2 or deskbar applet, but
hiding totem might suggest to new users a lack of multimedia functionality.

I'm not sure it's wise to hide it.


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