Cut — Geek Alert!
Some people offer large cash
incentives. However, since I’m poor, I offer the following: Tell me how
to achieve what I want without changing Gnome 2.6 and win a hug or one
$BEER token depending on your preference. Fix the issue I have and get
it into Debian and win twice as much. Get it into Gnome upstream as well
as Debian and win three $BEER tokens. Some of the below are clearly
bugs and I’ve filed bugs where I can. Some are usability issues and
could be plausibly worked-around for one $BEER token. Several of these
were pointed out to me by people like
and have since come to irritate me. My current issue list:
Well, that’s enough for now. So fly my pretties and code fixes for me….
Bwuahahaha (Or reply in a LJ comment. Please don’t mail me or I lose
Unable to drag/drop to create shortcuts from sftp:// (or
[ftp://](ftp://)) urls open in nautilus windows. I want to be able to
create shortcuts to bits of my home directory on my server using this
When browsing sftp:// URLs, nautilus leaves smelly zombie processes
behind. I’ve filed a bug
Although it’s cute when it’s a small effect, the bug which causes the
panel to wibble around can render panels almost unusable. I filed a bug
here about that.
I can’t seem to get windows to go off the top of the screen, no matter
how hard I try. This is very irritating when I’m grabbing a
window with alt+drag to just see what’s underneath it
There’s no UI element for turning startup notification on/off in panel
launchers (or launchers in general
There seems to be no way to hide mount icons from the desktop. My USB
key provides `/mnt/keyfs` and `/mnt/cryptokey` and I don’t want the
cryptokey one on my desktop.
If I stick an emblem on a folder, or perhaps give it a custom icon, it’d
be nice if that carried through somehow into the nautilus folder window
which is for that folder.
Nautilus should be able to distinguish XML documents based on their DTD.
I can’t work out how to make my workspaces wrap at the edges. It’d often
be faster for me to move one workspace-right rather than four workspaces
left — Note, `brightside` does not do what I want
I have renamed the Wastebasket icon on my desktop to “Dustbin” because I
like that name. But the “Places” menu still says ‘Trash’ The right-click
menu still says “Move to Trash” etc. This sucks from a consistency point
of view. Either don’t let me rename the icon, or make sure it gets
renamed across the board.
The whole Gnome-DB stuff (particularly the mergeant stuff) appears
riddled with bugs and generally crashy.
I’d like the ability to hide icons in Nautilus windows. E.g. I
don’t want ~/bin showing in my homedir, ’tis messy enough as it
is. — Won by Thom May