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design:appfinder [2012/02/07 18:50]
andrzejr [Comments]
design:appfinder [2012/02/17 12:32]
andrzejr [Panel Plugin]
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 AppFinder preferences are available through a plugin context menu. AppFinder preferences are available through a plugin context menu.
 AppFinder plugin preferences (icon, visibility of a label etc.) are also available through the context menu. (a separate dialog?) AppFinder plugin preferences (icon, visibility of a label etc.) are also available through the context menu. (a separate dialog?)
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 +==== Implementation ====
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 +[[dev:​appfinder-plugin|Appfinder panel plugin]]
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 ==== Implementation Constraints ==== ==== Implementation Constraints ====
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     * Well I think it's mostly about the look'​n'​feel of traditional appmenus like Windows used to promote them (but it seems they'​re perishing anyway). About the verve-idea: I don't see what makes it easier to put keyboard-focus into a panel-plugin than to hit a keyboard-combo to launch appfinder ;) No, seriously, I think "​power-users"​ don't need any of that. The straight-forward appfinder would be enough for them. It might still be worth to do such a plugin if it's not too much effort. ​ --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2012/02/07 14:38//     * Well I think it's mostly about the look'​n'​feel of traditional appmenus like Windows used to promote them (but it seems they'​re perishing anyway). About the verve-idea: I don't see what makes it easier to put keyboard-focus into a panel-plugin than to hit a keyboard-combo to launch appfinder ;) No, seriously, I think "​power-users"​ don't need any of that. The straight-forward appfinder would be enough for them. It might still be worth to do such a plugin if it's not too much effort. ​ --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2012/02/07 14:38//
     * Answering the "​why"​ question: think of it as of a better (at least for some users) applications menu. It can be bound to a key but it is still useful to have it in the panel - if only for discoverability for new users (just like the menu). Besides, "why _not_"?,​ appfinder is here and is pretty good, why not expose it a bit more.  --- //​[[ndrwrdck@gmail.com|Andrzej]] 2012/02/07 18:27//     * Answering the "​why"​ question: think of it as of a better (at least for some users) applications menu. It can be bound to a key but it is still useful to have it in the panel - if only for discoverability for new users (just like the menu). Besides, "why _not_"?,​ appfinder is here and is pretty good, why not expose it a bit more.  --- //​[[ndrwrdck@gmail.com|Andrzej]] 2012/02/07 18:27//
-  * Two observations related the dbus support in appfinder: 1) xfce4-appfinder doesn'​t install a .service file, 2) it doesn'​t have a --daemon command line option for starting only the service (without showing a window).+  * Two observations related the dbus support in appfinder: 1) xfce4-appfinder doesn'​t install a .service file, 2) it doesn'​t have a --daemon command line option for starting only the service (without showing a window). ​--- //​[[ndrwrdck@gmail.com|Andrzej]] 2012/02/07 18:51//