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Re: Experiment: an RPM that shows uninstalled apps in main menu



Andrew Farris wrote:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On Jan 19, 2008 11:42 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
On Jan 19, 2008 7:46 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
While I don't think it should be exactly how you have it, an
'Uninstalled' submenu in every category, seems like a great idea to
me.
Until someone decides to manually re-arrange the listings on the
system using a menu editor :->

-jef



I personally think this should be a first level menu myself. An
immutable one at that. And install of 'uninstalled' might want to say
'available'

Immutable, and first level seems reasonable. The title is debatable, since 'available' has multiple meanings, and the software is not available to the person who wants to use it when they click on the menu... its acquirable, its not yet installed, its offered, but not yet available. If something like 'Repository Software' was used, that would be clear (but not very 'sophisticated').

You know how on mswin you open a menu and you get the most recently used menu items and an arrow that expands the menu to show everything? Maybe we could do that only instead of distinguishing by frequency of use we could distinguish by installed/not installed. So at the bottom of every menu would be a "show uninstalled apps" option (though hopefully not so verbosely stated.

--CJD


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