Re: Questions regarding Sun's gnome 2.6 implementation
Sven Arvidsson <sa <at> whiz.se>
2007-10-05 21:02:55 GMT
On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 18:52 +0000, Jeffery Small wrote:
> I just upgraded from Solaris 9 to Solaris 10 on a SPARC system and moved
> from Sun's native gnome 2.0 to 2.6 as part of their Java Desktop System.
> Here are some issues that I am noticing and I'm curious if there are any
> configuration options or work-arounds available to address them.
> * I have a dual screen configuration running two separate desktops. Each
> desktop has a panel with a "Show Desktop" button. However, clicking
> the button on the second screen causes the contents of the first screen
> to disappear. Is this a known issue with a fix?
From this bug report, it seems it was fixed in the 2.10 cycle;
> * On the second desktop, I add a drawer or a launcher to the panel and
> bring up the properties menu. When I click on the "Icon" box, the
> panels on both desktops disappear momentarily, are then redrawn and
> the properties menu disappears. It is impossible to add an icon using
> the properties menu. There is no such problem on the original desktop,
> only on the second screen. Any know work-around?
> * Is there a way to get rid of the "This Computer", "Documents", "Network
> Places" and "Trash" icons from the desktop?
Check the gconf keys for /apps/nautilus. You should be able to disable
most of these (or disable nautilus drawing the desktop fully), but I'm
not sure if it applies to 2.6.
> * The in-box monitor in the panel requires a double-click to execute the
> underlying mail reader. Is there a way to change this to a single
Possibly fixed in 2.6.1, see these bugs:
> * In what version of gnome were the following features implemented? I
> thought I had these capabilities in gnome 2.0, but I may be confusing
> it with a later release. I would like to implement them in gnome
> 2.6 if possible.
> - When moving a window on the screen, holding down Shift while
> dragging the window causes it to "snap" into alignment with
> another window or the edge of the screen.
This is edge resistance? If so, it looks like this was introduced in
> - When resizing an xterm window, the current size of the window,
> in character units, is displayed.
From what I can tell from the changelog, this is called resizepopup and
should have been available as far back as 2002?
As a general rule, you can find out a lot by searching the bug tracker,
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/ and skimming through the changelogs (online
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