Gnote and GNOME Shell

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Jan 24 14:36:57 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 05:39 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> Gnote was one of the default icons in the GNOME Panel and in GNOME
> Shell, the sidebar doesn't have it and it seems that starting it
> manually puts it in the bottom (message tray?).  How do I make it start
> by default and what is the recommendation for it to integrate with GNOME
> Shell properly?  It seems that in the overview mode, sometimes the icons
> are not easy or impossible to click (applicable to Gnote, Xchat etc)  Is
> it intended design that it be visible only in the overview mode? 

I'll ask Jon to give his thoughts too, but I think the basic
recommendations are

- don't use a statusicon
- make it a real application
- don't start it by default
- integrate the hotkeys properly with the control-center key bindings
- arrange for gnote to be activated when the keybindings are used

> Also,  Gnote package includes the applet.  Should this be split up from
> Gnote and not installed by default since GNOME Shell doesn't support
> applets?

I think we probably don't need the applet anymore, even in fallback

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