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Re: how design-fixed is the applications lens?


I actually think that makes a good alternative view.

like an Expand and show-all view (the "expanded view"?)

Doesnt really makes sense as a separate lens though.

The other alternative is the list view that we've been discussing here would show as much or more of the apps in a reduced area. Is the traditional view you will find in almost all menus (gnome2, kde, windows, mint, etc.).

The icon view is good for touch, but we have forgotten about the traditional desktop user.

Also showing filters/categories by default helps to browse throughout the clutter faster.

> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:51:29 +0000
> From: alanbell@xxxxxxxxxx
> To: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Unity-design] how design-fixed is the applications lens?
> The applications lens currently shows recent stuff (not to my taste, but 
> OK), one line of stuff I have that expands to 200 things I have (woah), 
> and 6 things I don't have (why??)
> Is this set in stone?
> could it be changed so that it is categorised by category?
> http://people.ubuntu.com/~alanbell/appmenulens.png
> http://people.ubuntu.com/~alanbell/appmenu.ogv
> it seems to me to be a simpler way of doing things, should I write this 
> as a supplementary lens with python/singlet or finish my hacks to the 
> Vala lens and do a merge request on that?
> https://code.launchpad.net/~alanbell/+junk/appmenu-lens
> I am a bit skeptical that changing the default lens will be acceptable 
> as most of what I did was rip out the zeitgeist thing and the adverts, 
> and probably make a mess of the formatting, but I would like some 
> feedback on whether this is a useful direction for the main lens, or a 
> useful supplementary lens.
> Alan.
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