[haiku] Re: Launchbox

--- On Sat, 9/19/09, Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Disreali <mdisreali@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>  ...
> > > Understanding Tracker is IMO essential for the
> > > Haiku experience. I'm against hiding stuff 
> > > unnecessarily under a custom GUI.
> > > 
> > > Also, having a transparent file system
> organization
> > > where you know where your apps are helps.
>  ...
> > Indeed
> > +1
> 
> It's possible to design a preference panel for this
> purpose
> so that it makes that folder -more- known than if there
> was
> no prefs panel at all. And providing a less steep learning
> 
> curve.
> 
> I'm thinking of something similar to DataTranslations.
> (And maybe FileTypes' window "Application Types".)
> 
> - a list of the files  in ~/config/boot/launch
> - a box showing the icon, filetype, app info, etc
>   of the selected entry
> - buttons "Add..." and "Remove"
> - a button labeled "Open Launch Folder"
>   or a clickable string (up top) stating
>   "Contents of config/boot/launch:"
>   (meaning the entries of the list)
> 
> /Jonas.

It may just be me but that sounds much more complicated than just having a 
simple explanatory screen-shot in the users guide showing how to link apps to 
the auto-launch folder.

-D


      

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