Re: Start-here on the desktop

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 13:14 +0100, Jon K=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=E5re?= Hellan

> It is terribly late to bring this up, but I think it's time to do something
> about Start-here.
> The default desktop now contains "Computer", "$user's home", "Trash" and
> "Start Here". The idea once upon a time was the we wanted the user to go there
> to do initial configuration.
> I don't think this suits the new spatial desktop at all.
> Start here contains the following:
> - Applications, which doesn't mean that at all, but is the way to customize
>   menus.
> - Desktop Preferences, which is the control center.
> - Server settings, empty on my system.
> - System settings, ditto.
> My system is Debian sid with Gnome built in a prefix and all user 
> customizations removed. I.e. as close to default as I was able to.
> I'm taking these entries in reverse order:
> - It makes no sense to have Server settings and System settings when they are
>   empty. Even if they weren't empty, I don't see why this would be a natural
>   thing for a user to start workin with.
> - I don't think we need Desktop Preferences here. We now think we have
>   reasonable defaults. Do we really think that the first thing a typical user
>   wants to do is to change them? Well, even if it is, Desktop Preferences is
>   easy to find in the menus.
> - "Applications" is apparently the only way to edit menus. Again, I don't 
> think
>   menu editing is a natural thing for a user to start working with. So start
>   here is the wrong place for it. It should probably go with the other desktop
>   preferences in the menus. It also needs a name that tells what it actually
>   does.
> Conclusion: everything but "Applications" should go, "Applications" be moved 
> to
> the control center menus, and "Start here" removed.
> This is probably to radical for the 2.6 timeframe. Is there anything else we
> could do in the short term?

As far as I know, this was removed. Can anyone confirm?

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