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Re: Some impressions about the current status of Unity


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 00:04, Michael Hall <mhall119@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The Dash is more like a search engine than a directory listing.  Think of it
> like Google.  You don't go to Google for a list of websites by category.

In Windows7  (or possibly Vista)   they've added search in the Start
menu  .  It's very handy . But they didn't remove the possibility to
navigate the apps folders.

> What you want is a way to browse installed applications, not find specific
> applications.  This isn't what the Dash is designed for.

This doesn't change the fact that Unity is currently missing a
"component for browsing the applications ".

The first step would be to see that the need for such a feature is at
least acknowledged.

Then it can be discussed whether this can be done by changing the Dash
, or by creating something else.
Dash could obviously co-exist with some new "lens"  that allows a
proper application browsing .

> Perhaps it would be better to discuss providing a different method of
> browsing applications, rather than trying to change the nature of the Dash
> to make it behave like something it isn't.

I did some more research , and it turns out that there are already
some unofficial solutions :
cardapio ,    clasicmenu-indicator ,    bliss .



> Michael Hall
> mhall119@xxxxxxxxx
> On 02/22/2012 10:33 AM, Adrian Maier wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 17:12, Omar B.<estelar57@xxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>> Here is the bug report for people who want alternative views in lenses
>>> for
>>> better browsing (like list view):
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-lens-applications/+bug/741014
>> This bug is only about having a different , more compact , presentation.
>> But it says nothing about an efficient category-based navigation.
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