Gnome configuration [Was: Re: +1 vote]

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at
Thu Jan 25 12:59:43 UTC 2007

Dr. Diesel <dr.diesel at> wrote:
> On 1/24/07, Miles Lane <miles.lane at> wrote:
> > On 1/24/07, Dr. Diesel <dr.diesel at> wrote:
> > > For the old Preferences and Administration menus!  New control panel
> > > reminds me of Suse, yuck!
> >
> > Hmm.
> >
> > The new control panel seems more reminiscent of Windows,  and that's okay
> > with me.  KDE's preferences sprawl is vast and convoluted.  The new Gnome
> > control panel seems pretty tame by comparison.  It basically is just putting
> > stuff that was in the preferences menu hierarchy and sticking it into a
> > browsing window.  I don't see the harm there.  Of course, these sort of
> > issues tend to bring out a lot of strong and differing opinions.  That's
> > probably why the Windows control panel can be displayed in a variety of
> > layouts XP version, and "classic" (list, icons, details).

> The menu based system was cleaner, faster, required less movement and
> clicking of the mouse!

Yes, it is annoying to wait out the launch of yet another large application
just to tweak something. A definite regressin in my book.
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