Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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RE[7]: Why not use Qt?
by zima on Fri 9th Nov 2012 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why not use Qt?"
zima
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2005-07-06

And, I can now stick the system tray and the menu on the inner sides of the monitors (so the bottom-right corner of the left monitor and the bottom-left corner of the right monitor), which would be impossible to do on a "single large panel that spans both".
And, when I finally get a three-monitor setup working, the menu and systray will only appear on the centre monitor. ;)

Doesn't that make them harder to aim/click? ;)
Per Fitt's law - if they would be in "really corner" the target effectively has a sort of unlimited size.

(but seriously, your PC, your business how things are done ;) )

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RE[8]: Why not use Qt?
by phoenix on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Why not use Qt?"
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2005-07-11

It's more about making it less travel compared to where my eyes are. I'm always looking near the middle of the screens, swapping from screen to screen depending on the app, so it makes it easier to have all the information near the centre.

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RE[9]: Why not use Qt?
by zima on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE[8]: Why not use Qt?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Hm, it almost seems like what you're really saying is that, right now, the most looked at part of your desktop is... the "combined" bezel between monitors ;P
I can see why you might want to get a third one ;>

(but seriously & BTW, if the central monitor will be larger, with its upper bezel at the level of two smaller ones, then Fitt's law can be still nicely applied to tray/menu in two bottom corners)

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