Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Jun 2006 13:01 UTC
Gnome I enjoy using many different desktop environments and operating systems. On a day-to-day basis, I use Finder, Explorer, GNOME, and KDE. They all have their good sides, but obviously, they have their fair share of bad sides as well. The next couple of columns will be about the latter. This week, I take a look at whatever bothers me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination (Dapper, obviously).
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RE[2]: @2
by spectator on Sun 4th Jun 2006 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: @2"
spectator
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2006-02-27

You can do that in GNOME too...if you right-click on the panel, there are options to add and remove thingies from it, and to add and remove panels, and to move the panels around, and all that sort of thing (this is in 2.14, but they've definitely been there for a while).

1. You cannot define panels in a number of your choice. One or two, that's it.
2. Yes, you can add thingies, did I write you can't? I have written such a comment about panels in Xfce to inform people who don't know how it is organized in that DE. Not everybody uses/knows Xfce.
3. Moreover, I find the Xfce way as both simpler in design and to configure to fit one's needs, but I know this is very subjective, this is the reason why I gave a short description and a screenshot. Look at it, maybe test Xfce, feel the difference. Decide whch is best on your own.
4. Finally, please, next time try to read what is written. Don't defend Gnome, where no one is attacking.

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RE[3]: @2
by nick8325 on Sun 4th Jun 2006 18:28 in reply to "RE[2]: @2"
nick8325 Member since:
2005-10-06


1. You cannot define panels in a number of your choice. One or two, that's it.


What? Right-click->new panel adds a new panel. It makes as many as you like ;)

2. Yes, you can add thingies, did I write you can't? I have written such a comment about panels in Xfce to inform people who don't know how it is organized in that DE. Not everybody uses/knows Xfce.

Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought that as you said panels were why you switched to Xfce, you thought you couldn't do that in GNOME...my mistake.

4. Finally, please, next time try to read what is written. Don't defend Gnome, where no one is attacking.

I wasn't trying to defend it - I was just trying to correct what I thought was a mistake. Never mind, I seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

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RE[3]: @2
by Kitty on Sun 4th Jun 2006 18:37 in reply to "RE[2]: @2"
Kitty Member since:
2005-10-01

1. You cannot define panels in a number of your choice. One or two, that's it.

Not to be pedantic, but: untrue. Actually you can have more than two.
I'm not sure of the real upper limit to the number of GNOME panels, but I'm pretty sure it's some absurdly high number that you can't reach for practical reasons.
I used to have a floating, autosized small third panel for the workspace pager in addition to the default "top for menu and launchers, bottom for taskbar" layout.

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