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Re: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 08:52:39AM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Nick Leverton"/>
> > I'm with the "Want to group like tasks with like" camp, myself.  But why
> > not make it an Option[tm] ?
> *smack*

Sorry Mr. Fawlty !

> > Have a configurable bit in the menu program called "Flatten Debian" or
> > something, which will fold any "/Debian" menu into the level above it.
> Do not make user preferences as an escape from actually making a decision.

Why just make one decision when you can make two, though ?  And
isn't it All About Choice[tm] anyway ? ;-)

> Surely working with the freedesktop.org vFolder standard and providing menus
> for non desktop-affiliated software by default is infinitely more useful to
> your users than yet another option (especially one that sounds so violent;
> no, I do not wish to flatten my OS, thank you).
> :-)

Seriously, I would actually like it if there were some commonality of
grouping in the menu structure between different distros, so that I don't
have to hunt through the menus to find things, every time I swap between
the wife's Mandrake system and my Debian one.  If that were possible,
perhaps also under the aegis of freedesktop.org, I wouldn't mind half
as much having to search an extra folder in each category !

Nick ;-)

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