On Friday, 24 August 2018 11:51:22 BST Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 24/08/18 11:24, Mick wrote:
> > On Friday, 24 August 2018 10:40:43 BST Peter Flynn wrote:
> >> I didn't think that any Linux worked with touch screen devices. I looked
> >> last year, as I was in the market for a new laptop, and I reckoned it
> >> would be 4–5 years before the hardware would be stable enough to write
> >> for it in an open source environment where you don't have commercial
> >> access to the APIs or privileged access to the specs.
> > 
> > Suits me, I detest thumbprints on screens!  ;-)
> I've been known to "help" a user by leaning over their shoulder to touch
> something on their screen, only to find theirs isn't a touchscreen...

Perhaps it's an acquired habit.  I was trained before the days of iPhones and 
touchscreens and still prefer a keyboard and if need be mouse.

> >> Bryce is being renamed, apparently. That's probably good. It's called a
> >> dock or a toolbar usually.
> > 
> > Whatever it may be called, how is Bryce launched?  I don't see it under
> > extensions, shelves, modules, gadgets in Settings.  :-/
> It's not. It's under Menu > Desktop > Add Bryce, presumably because it's
> an entirely separate system from any of the existing shelf/ibar-related
> extensions/shelves/modules/gadgets.

Found it!  :-)

> The setup asks you to select screen edge (T/B/L/R), position (left/top,
> middle/centre, or right/bottom), opacity, auto-resize (yes), auto-hide
> (yes), and the mysterious "Do not stack above windows" which I left
> untouched as I don't understand its implications, because a dock/toolbar
> doesn't "stack", it pops up and pops away.

I swear there was a module some years ago replicating the AppleMac dock 
thingy, but I can't recall its name.

> That gives you a rudimentary dock like a Mac (which is why I like it so
> much). When you run an application from the normal menus, its icon
> appears in the bryce and you can right-click it and pick (+) to add it
> permanently. Repeat for your primary applications.

Interesting!  So it is a ibox + ibar combo.

> For the gadets, place your mouse pointer on any of the icons and then
> use Alt-rightclick and pick Bryce > Gadgets. The Gadgets panel uses
> floating-drag, so you click and release and the selected gadget becomes
> sticky so you can drag it *without* holding down the mouse button, and
> drop it onto the bryce where you want it.
> One of the gadgets is a whole block of icons of popular applications, so
> you might want to start with that rather than adding them all individually.

Thanks Peter for explaining bryce's functionality.  I'm trying to think how/
why I would use it in addition to the one and only shelf I have at the bottom 
of my desktop.  The problem is I don't have any free edges in my habitual 
desktop layout:

The bottom edge has a shelf with start/ibox/pager/ibar/gadgets/clock;
The LH has gkrellms and some gadgets;
The top has some folders/files I access frequently;
The RH is permanently taken up by two terminals.

Other virtual desktops have mail/browser and usually at least one terminal.  I 
guess I could use Bryce there, but is it configurable individually on each 
virtual desktop, or is it one size fits all?
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