Re: Major feature that is missing in gnome

On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 10:18, Pat Costello wrote:
> What exactly does the button show? The desktop, you might reply. Well, what does 
> that mean exactly? My understanding is that the button shows the following: the 
> thing behind the icons + the desktop icons + the default panels. In other words, 
> the understanding behind this button is not the same as the Nautilus 
> understanding of the meaing of "desktop", which is just the thing behind the 
> icons. Does this mean after all that there is an engineering understanding of 
> "desktop" that is more inclusive than just the thing hanging in the back? 

Maybe the proper question is not what does the button show, but what
does the button do?  For me the button hides all application windows and
their associated dialogs.  Maybe that will clear things up a bit?


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Jason A. Pfeil                        pfeil 10East com
Senior Open Systems Engineer
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