Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#10013 closed enhancement (no change required)

[Haiku PM] add the ability to customize/rearrange the whole Deskbar menu

Reported by: Giova84 Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: User Interface Version: R1/Package Management
Keywords: [Haiku PM] add the ability to customize/rearrange the whole Deskbar menu Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

This ticket, starts by the assumption that any user could/wish customize and rearrange the Deskbar menu according his own preferences. Currently in Haiku (not the PM branch) this can be easily done by going in the folder /boot/home/config/settings/deskbar: here we can not only make new folders, but we can also remove/move present items inside new folders (eg organizing them by category.. Media, Graphics, Utility, etc.. etc..) Currently, in the Haiku PM, there are three folder for the Deskbar menu: "/boot/system/data/deskbar/menu" and "/boot/common/data/deskbar/menu" which both are read only (so we cannot remove items from here) and "/boot/home/config/settings/deskbar/menu", which has write permissions. But i cannot move here, in new personal folders (eg utility, media, graphic), the elements which are present by default inside "/boot/system/data/deskbar/menu" and "/boot/common/data/deskbar/menu" because if i attempt to move elements from "/boot/system/data/deskbar/menu" to "/boot/home/config/settings/deskbar/menu", i will be warned about the fact that i cannot move elements from here. And this forbids users to organize/customize the Deskbar menu. So, in my opinion "/boot/system/data/deskbar/menu" and "/boot/common/data/deskbar/menu" should be present under a "non-packaged" directory (so without the restricting read only permission), to allow users to totally reorganize/customize the Deskbar menu according to own preferences.

http://www.freelists.org/post/haiku-development/PM-Readonly-insanity,4

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Giova84, 6 years ago

I think I was too wordy :-) In synthesis: i suggest to remove the read-only permission from "/common/data/deskbar/menu" and "/system/data/deskbar/menu" or move them under a "non-packaged" folder, to let users to completely reorganize/rearrange/customize the Deskbar menu, since for now is not possibile due the read only permission (we can only add folders under "/home/config/settings/deskbar/menu" but not move elements from "/common/data/deskbar/menu" and "/system/data/deskbar/menu" to the home.

comment:2 by bonefish, 6 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

You can create a symlink "/boot/home/config/settings/deskbar/menu_entries" pointing to "/boot/home/config/settings/deskbar/menu". This changes the Deskbar menu to only use entries from the latter directory, switching the behavior back to how it worked before PM.

comment:3 by Giova84, 6 years ago

Ok, sorry. I've read the wiki as suggested by Ingo few minutes ago :-)

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