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Proposal: System menu reorg for Ubuntu (and GNOME)
- In order to assure consistancy, let's define a system tool as an application used only to operate with the own system.
The idea is to take out all the system tools placed somewhere under Applications and organize them all together with the System tools. This will help undirectly focusing users' attention in the "real" applications.
- This proposal doesn't consider (yet) the addition of system tools that currently are not preinstalled in Breezy, although there are possibly functionalities missing. Suggestions are welcome.
- This proposal doesn't consider either taking out current system tools offered in the default installation, althought perhaps not all of them are needed... Suggestions are welcome.
- It would be good to replace GNOME's alphabetical default sorting with a fixed sort decided by usability criteria, sorting the most popular directories in the top. It is not a requirement of this proposal though, since the sorting method has broader implications.
Tools to be taken out of Applications
In Accessories: Archive Manager, File Browser.
In Sound & Video: Volume Control, Volumen Monitor, Recording Level Monitor.
The whole System tools directory
NOTE: Add Applications may work well as the single exception, leaving it in its current location in the root Applications menu.
NOTE: Take Screenshot would be better placed under Accessories or Graphics.
System tools reorg
This is just a proposal of structure. The names of the items are not intended to be the final ones.
Menus & Toolbars
Recording Level Monitor
Multimedia Systems Selector
gThumb Image Viewer
Add & Remove Applications
Applications Menu Editor
Removable Drives and Media
Ubuntu Device Database
Users and Groups
Assistive Technology Support
Time and Date
Run as different user
Login Screen Setup
Synaptic Package Manager
Bug report tool