Settings Menu

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Sun Apr 11 17:15:00 UTC 2010

One of our goals has been to attempt to improve the appearance of
Xubuntu. Along with that is improving the presentation of menus,
specifically, the Applications -> Settings menu. This menu easily
becomes long and cluttered. 

I would propose that most of the entries in the menu on a default
installation are not needed and can be removed. The following items are
duplicate entries in both Applications -> Settings and Applications ->
Settings -> Xfce 4 Settings Manager:

File Manager
Power Manager
Preferred Applications
Removable Drives and Media
Session and Startup
Window Manager
Window Manager Tweaks

If those items were removed from Applications -> Settings dialog, there
would be a total of four(4) enties remaining, making the menu look much
cleaner. The entries would then be:

Xfce 4 Settings Manager
Scim Inpuit Method Startup
Settings Editor

Ideally, these would be added to the Settings Manager, which could then
be a single menu item for all settings. However, time is short, and a
easy way to improve this menu is remove the duplicates. 

Comments? Anybody have a better idea? Let's make Lucid the best release
we can!

Charlie Kravetz 
Xubuntu Quality Assurance
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