Re: Gnome3 -- liking it more each day.
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On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 21:00 +0200, Trond Husø wrote: > On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 13:24 -0400, William Case wrote: > > On Tue, 2011-08-16 at 13:56 -0400, William Case wrote: > > > I have temporarily had to turn the desktop icons on. Prefer the clean > > > look, but don't like opening several secondary applications or what used > > > to be applets on the desktop at the same time. > > > > > > Can I have a favourites bar/file but different containing different > > > applications associated with each work space. > > > > After using Gnome3 for about a week I really, really want a toolbox. I > > toolbox is an expansion of the idea presented above. > > > > Here is how I see a toolbox working. If I get approval or suggestions > > for the idea I will file it with full details as a request for > > enhancement. > > > > Toolbox: > > A toolbox is no more than a file or container into which I could put > > programs and applets which used to go on my panel. The problem with the > > panel was that I had to put all my 'tools' on the panel even though I > > only used a few of them at a time depending on the project I was working > > on. I kept my projects separated on desktops or workspaces or > > viewports. > > > > Going from desktop to overview to open one tool after another as I need > > it is a bit of a PIA. Putting all of my tools ahead of time is a messy > > PIA. > > > > In overview: > > a) I would be able to open a file with a toolbox icon and drag and drop > > those 'tool' programs or applets that I use regularly for one type of > > job or project. I could then close it with only the icon view of the > > toolbox file showing. > > b) The toolbox file icon would automatically be stored in the > > applications (menu) view. > > c) From the Applications view, if I wished, I could drag and drop the > > file into the favourites bar/view, or replace the favourites bar > > entirely with my toolbox file. > > d) I could if I wished drag the toolbox file onto a desktop from either > > the favourites bar or from the Applications view. > > > > On the desktop: > > 1) when I opened a desktop containing a toolbox along with the major > > application I was about to use, the toolbox icon would appear on the > > desktop, not opened but as an icon. > > 2) when I needed an application from the toolbox I could click on it or > > Alt+Tab to it and it would open displaying all my tools. > > 3) within the toolbox file I could select an application or applet which > > I could then click on or ALT-Tab to and run that tool application. > > 4) on closing the tool application it would be returned to the toolbox. > > 5) the toolbox when opened would be movable and reshape-able with the > > usual handles. > > > > With the above described 'toolbox' I could get all the extraneous icons > > that I now have off of my desktop. I could have only those tools which > > I use most often for each kind of job or project handy. And I could have > > the equivalent of a clean and simple panel that I could place anywhere > > in in any shape I wished. > > > > I think most of the elements of what I am asking for are already > > available in Gnome3. > > > Couldn't a toolbox be like a dock? tooldock? Very much. But I see a couple of extra advantages. I could create a toolbox ahead of time and keep it in my applications menu. I could place it and reshape on my it desktop as I wanted. I could make the toolbox icon appear on my desktop as small and as unobtrusive as I wanted. And I could have several toolboxes with different content for different jobs, projects or uses. > > trond (not using gnome3, but I'd like to move to it even using Ubuntu > distro) > -- Regards Bill Fedora 15, Gnome 3.0.2 Evo.3.0.2, Emacs 23.2.1 _______________________________________________ gnome-list mailing list gnome-list@xxxxxxxxx http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
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