[linux-elitists] WindowManagers

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Thu Jan 8 03:24:21 PST 2004

<quote who="Peter Whysall">

> on Thu, Jan 08, 2004, Jeff Waugh (jdub@perkypants.org) wrote:
> > Oh, the Add to Panel -> Multimedia section is for *applets*. I totally
> > grok why this is confusing. The Volume and CD Player things there are
> > applets that sit on the panel and 'do stuff' not 'launch stuff'.
> What's the accepted nomenclature for these things? I know "applet" is
> verboten in the docs, but I'm at a loss as to what to call them instead.
> Tools? Accessories? Thingers?

Yeah, "applet", which is a bogus name, brought up all the way back in Sun's
first usability test. If you think of a k-rad name, let me know. ;-)

- Jeff

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