Vertical taskbars on MATE

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 00:06:24 UTC 2018


Hey there,

Liam Proven wrote:
>Little Girl wrote:

>> >https://www.jfedor.org/shots/beos.png
>> >
>> >That works too. :-)  
>>
>> Is that one of the context menu only desktops?  
>
>BeOS? It's an OS not a desktop.

I should have guessed from the name.

>No it is not context-menu driven. It's sort of a hybrid of classic
>MacOS and Windows 95.

Ah, okay. I'll have to give that a try. I've had very limited
exposure (pretty well look, but don't touch) to MacOS many years go,
so it might be interesting to explore.

>> I've tried something like that once and wouldn't have minded it
>> much if there was a way to access it while a program was
>> full-screen,  

>Fair point.

You have to wonder if the developers ever take things like that for a
true spin to find out where they fall over.

>> but would still miss that bottom left button with a menu on it
>> that's been there for years.  

>I never leave it there. It's not. I don't even particularly want a
>Start menu at all.

That's why there are different styles and approaches to desktop
and operating system design. There's a little something for everyone.

>> I've tried both of those a few years ago, but not recently. I
>> rejected Xfce because it doesn't have a normal desktop.  
>
>Yes it does.

I might be getting it mixed up with LXDE.

>> If I can't store files and directories on the desktop, that's a
>> deal-breaker for me.  

>This functionality is there and works fine.

It's sounding more and more like I got it mixed up with LXDE. I'll
end up grabbing a fresh copy of it to see what I think of it now.
It's been a few years since I tried it.

>It's GNOME 3 that had already removed it.

Ah, my experience with it was prior to GNOME 3.

> > I can't remember why I rejected LXDE. Maybe because of its menu
>> or because you couldn't put the trash in the panel's tray. It's
>> been too long. I'll have to give both of those a try again.  

>I prefer my trash on the desktop but it's not important to me.

Yep. That's another of those things that matter to some of us and not
to some of you. Then there are things that matter to some of you and
not to some of us. We're each a collection of opinions when it comes
to our computers.

I know very few people who don't care at all what kind of desktop or
operating system they use and don't mind the different interfaces or
approaches. In fact, I've only ever met one person who claims that
that's completely irrelevant to him since they all achieve pretty
much the same thing. I'm the opposite. I like things just so.

I have to say, though, that I hadn't ever explored the use of a
vertical taskbar, and with these wide screen monitors, we all have
more screen real estate than we need, so I may explore adding one
without taking away the one on the bottom.

-- 
Little Girl

There is no spoon.



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