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Month: April 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Kick-off Launcher

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:30:25 +0200
Le 13/04/2013 20:12, Timothy Pearson a écrit :
>> Hidey Ho Neighbors,
>> Haven't been around much lately, but school is letting out soon and it
>> seems progress is picking up for R14.
>> Kick-Off has been causing problems on and off for my desktops since
>> inception. I did quite a bit of work last year to simplify it, but now
>> the hard-drive parsing (the most ugly piece of code i've seen) has
>> caused problems again. This is due to a questionable amount of parsing
>> doesn't seem to work correctly everwhere.
>> I digress.
>> A good solution would be to 1) remove kickoff since it's unlikely that
>> it is used, and doesn't keep in the style of trinity and port the cool
>> features of kickoff into the original kicker panel, if there are any.
> I would need a list of any improvements in Kickoff that are not in Kicker.
>   Copious amounts of whitespace around each widget is not considered an
> improvement. ;-)  Perhaps you could gather information from list members
> on why they use Kickoff vs. Kicker?

Hello, I'm always using Kickoff menu instead of Kicker, so I would'nt 
like it to be removed.
I currently have no problem with it.

Here are some reasons:
- I prefer having separate tabs for favorites/all 
applications/Computer/History , instead of having a single huge menu 
with many submenus.
- I prefer the search feature of Kickoff, which displays immediatly the 
icon of the app I'm searching. In kicker, the search feature justs grays 
out the directories, but I still have to browse the tree to find the 
application I want. When the application list is very long, it is still 
not very convenient.
- I like the way applications are shown in menu: a "big" icon, 
application name written with big letters, application summary with 
small letters. So there is no confusion between application name and 
application summary.

Maybe we should just ship Kickoff as a separate application, like kbfx  ?