Default Launchers for Natty Narwhal
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Thu Jan 20 19:33:05 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi>wrote:
> 19.01.2011 16:05, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
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>> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:54:02 +0200
>> Jari Rahkonen<jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi> wrote:
>> 19.01.2011 01:26, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>>>> On 01/19/2011 01:18 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>>>>> Natty only:
>>>>> Think simplified now. To add a launcher to the desktop, drag it from
>>>>> the menu and name it. To add a launcher to the panel,
>>>>> open /usr/share/applications in Thunar, right-click the menu item you
>>>>> want on the panel, left-click "Open with...", left-click create
>>>>> launcher on panel.
>>>>> To be honest, I still think a lot of people need help with "Open
>>>> /usr/share/applications" and finding the correct application...
>>> Does dragging from xfce4-appfinder work? Should be more intuitive, and
>>> the Application Finder can be found in the menu. Plus this should work
>>> for adding launchers to both the desktop and the panel. Doesn't work
>>> with the 4.6 panel and I can't test this with 4.8 right now but I
>>> remember someone writing about this on xfce4-dev.
>>> - Jari
>> Dragging from Application Finder does create the launcher on the panel,
>> but not on the desktop.
>> - --
>> Charlie Kravetz
> That's funny. A regression on xfdesktop's part even. You see, on 10.10/4.6
> dragging to the desktop seems to work but I think dragging to the panel is a
> new feature in 4.8.
I would try not to single out too many applications for the user. In fact, I
think I would only add the help icon, that would give it more prominence and
thus a bigger chance of being read.
As the default software selection should be a single application for each
task anyway, there should be a minimum amount of applications, meaning that
the only selection criteria you could apply would result in adding launchers
of either zero or all applications to the panel by default.
> - Jari
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