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Month: February 2013

Re: [trinity-users] K menu organization in Trinity

From: Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@...>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:04:49 -0600
On Sunday 24 February 2013 07:45:20 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to the persons making
> Trinity possible!
> In PCLinuxOS, between different window manager and desktop environment, the
> layout of how apps are classified is very similar, while Trinity has its
> own apps classification, which is the same as KDE3. Debian also has an apps
> classification that is common across almost all WM and DE.
> I have seen somewhere that the next release of TDE will be
> compliant. Does it means that TDE will adopt this new way of organizing
> apps? I would like to say that I prefer the new method of organizing the K
> menu than the one used in TDE. As an example, let's look at these 3 menu
> sub-levels: System, Utilities and Settings. These categories are almost
> overlapping in each other and it ends up that something that would be
> better placed in Settings ends up being in System or in Utilities. For this
> reason, I prefer to use the KickOff menu instead of the classic menu in
> Trinity, because I just have to type the name of the program I want to
> start in the search bar at the top, and it ends up being faster than trying
> to find where is the program I want to start.
> Of course, the new way of menu classification is not 100% perfect, but I
> would say that, in my opinion, has made it a little more simple to use.
> Would it be a good idea to make an option in the menu configuration program
> to let the users choose between the Trinity way of organizing the K menu
> (as in KDE3) and the new way of organizing the K menu (as in KDE4 and all
> the others DE and WM)?
> So, what do you think about it?
> Have a nice day!
> -Alexandre

	I've been watching the responses to this thread, and they seem to be avoiding 
response to the original issue.
	I also am not a developer, but I wonder if such modifications to the 
look-and-feel of Trinity should be encapsulated, if possible, as an 
additional theme, or in an analogous manner?