Can we switch default panel item order?

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Fri Apr 21 07:08:26 UTC 2006

On 4/21/06, Gauvain Pocentek <gauvainpocentek at> wrote:
> Jani Monoses wrote:
> >
> >
> > The layout of the panel was not intended to be definitive, it will
> > change by release
> > based on users' feedback
> One of the recurrent feedback is "it looks like gnome".

Is it a positive or a negative feedback? :)
I intentionally made it similar to gnome/ubuntu because I find it intuitive.
I know the ubuntu usability people put a lot of work in it, and I think
being intuitive
far outweighs the need of looking like stock xfce or not looking like gnome.
Keep in mind Xfce was (still is) much more techie than end-user targeted
than gnome or kde are.

So the panel should definitely be stretched, and I rather we have two panels
- otherwise what's the
point of Jasper's  hard work upstream of making multiple panels possible ;)

I think we should really consider this, and try to change a few things.
> Daniele suggested yesterday on IRC to remove one of the panels, it could
> be a start.

I think we need a taskbar. It would just clutter the single panel if not put

This is still open to debate though, let's see if we get more users with
beta (which is pending in
the announcement queue since yesterday evening)

But the point is we should make it easy and efficient to use without regard
to the fact that it resembles
or differs from some other panel layout. That in itself is not a good
criterion to base UI design on :)

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