[linux-elitists] WindowManagers

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Thu Jan 8 04:14:37 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:24:21PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
><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. ;-)

cantrips

bit obscure perhaps, but I like it. :)

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