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Re: A less cluttered desktop



On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 14:09 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 12:49 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> 
> > On the downside, there's also no icons in Applications / Places /
> > System. So does Rawhide GNOME handle them differently? I can't imagine
> > that losing icons in the panel menu (or having them only in Places as
> > Johann describes) is the intended behavior.
> 
> To answer my own question, here's the original bug report:
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=557469
> 
> Comments there indicate that the Applications menu is still intended to
> have icons. The proposed guideline in comment #1 says (in part): 
> 
> "A menu item should have an icon only if it represents a dynamic object
> such as an application, file, device, or user ..."
> 
> So yeah, that will probably be fixed once someone updates gnome-panel
> (or whatever component that menu comes from).
> 

The panel in rawhide has the intended behaviour. You get icons for
applications, files, devices, bookmarks, but not for categories, etc.

The one potentially confusing thing here is that the panel menu icons
react to the settings at all (ie category icons come back if you turn
menu icons on). Maybe we want to stop them from doing that.



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