[usability regression] Adding applets to gnome-panel has become harder

Bug #983927 reported by benpicco on 2012-04-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When running the 'Gnome Classic' mode, applets can be added to the panel like in Gnome 2, but it has become signifcantly harder and requires alt+right click (ctrl+right click?) now - and does not work all the time.

So this is actually two bugs, one that alt+click doesn't always work, but more importantly that it's required to begin with.
Many users won't know that it's still possible to add applets in the 'Gnome Classic' session.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-panel 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Apr 17 14:30:16 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

benpicco (benpicco) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Agree that it should be added a popup to the right-click event on taskbar, to let users know about the new design feature

benpicco (benpicco) wrote :

It seems like the proper key combination is alt+alt gr+right click…

benpicco (benpicco) wrote :
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

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tags: added: patch
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

is it still an issue nowadays ?

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-panel (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
benpicco (benpicco) wrote :

Yes it is - but now there is Mate…

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Well this is how goes the gnome design; and ubuntu cant do anything, except forking. So closing that report that will never get a fix.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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