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Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by Adrian » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Great review, we also should not be complacent and try to improve things.

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Re: Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm

Adrian wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Great review, we also should not be complacent and try to improve things.
I agree. I've been banging around a bit playing with things.... :p :eek:
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Re: Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by richb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm

Always room for improvement. Perfection is an elusive goal we should aspire to. One comment, an application only panel can be achieved by adding a second xfce panel without needing plank or other panel apps. But that is not obvious and maybe an MX Tweak option could be developed. Thinking out loud.
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Re: Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by kc1di » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Good review.

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 pm

richb wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Always room for improvement. Perfection is an elusive goal we should aspire to. One comment, an application only panel can be achieved by adding a second xfce panel without needing plank or other panel apps. But that is not obvious and maybe an MX Tweak option could be developed. Thinking out loud.
I have been prototyping that (multiple panels) in the children's MX Desktop I'm building. There's good and bad news to using xfce-panels rather than Plank.
  • Plank doesn't come through on a snapshot always. I don't know why.
  • xfce-panel looks really old school because the icons do not change size as you Mouseover them....
  • xfce-panel though is stable, survives snapshots nicely and just works.
I do think MX would benefit greatly from an enhanced xfce-panel, as would the rest of the xfce world. Just offering an opinion with out thinking too hard (which is dangerous for me. :lipsrsealed: )
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Re: Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by richb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm

xfce-panel looks really old school because the icons do not change size as you Mouseover them....
I am glad id doesn't. :rolleyes:
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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 pm

richb wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm
xfce-panel looks really old school because the icons do not change size as you Mouseover them....
I am glad id doesn't. :rolleyes:
The thing is that people younger than we are... yes, there are a few :lipsrsealed: ... are used to having certain icon behaviors. Xfce-panel doesn't have them. :bawling:
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Post by richb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 pm

manyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 pm
richb wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm
xfce-panel looks really old school because the icons do not change size as you Mouseover them....
I am glad id doesn't. :rolleyes:
The thing is that people younger than we are... yes, there are a few :lipsrsealed: ... are used to having certain icon behaviors. Xfce-panel doesn't have them. :bawling:
You are right and I was going to refer to my old fa%^ism but desisted.
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Re: Dedoimedo review of MX-18

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Yes... perhaps best left as it is. ;) As my oldest grandson said this week (he's 5.5), "opa (that's me) I love you, even if you are old." :happy:
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