low-hanging fruit

Zack Cerza zcerza at redhat.com
Fri Aug 17 17:04:10 UTC 2007

David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 09:06 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> Matthias Clasen wrote:
>>> - reconsider default panel config (launchers)
>> This is something I think is badly needed, for quite some time I wanted 
>> to talk about this but was not bold enough to bring the topic out so far.
>> I think is about the time for the OpenOffice.org icons to go away from 
>> the default panel, they were useful some years ago to inform people 
>> Fedora has a capable Office Suite, but by now everybody know and expect 
>> this and an office suite is boring.
>> I think those launchers would be better replaced by something people 
>> like: multimedia, at least a launcher for Rhythmbox and maybe something 
>> people really use (usage stats gathered from Mugshot, but this would 
>> suggest a launcher for the terminal as very desired).
> +1 for doing this; in the same breath we should depart from having the
> generic web browser launcher in the panel and instead just add the
> Firefox launcher or whatever default browser we ship [1]. Definitely
> something we can and should do in this release.
>       David
> [1] : IIRC the reason for the generic launcher is that the program it
> launches actually picks the browser from your choice made in the
> "Preferred Applications" caplet. Ie. the thinking, or so I was
> explained, is that if you change your browser in "Preferred
> Applications", the launcher will respect that choice. 
> However, I think the price of having that eyesore is too high; users who
> know how to go into "Preferred Applications" are most likely more than
> capable of removing the Firefox launcher from their panel.

It'd be even better if that launcher would simply display the name and 
icon of your preferred browser. :)


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