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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: PrefPane vs. "MenuBar app" Reply with quote

I personally don't care if it's a pref pane or not (but then I leave the
icon in the menu bar)... I think the main thing is that if the Pref pane is
constricting your development of the app then get rid of it !!!

Keep up the incredible work !

Regards,

Lee Jarrett



>From: Jonas Salling
>Reply-To: ericssonclient@yahoogroups.com
>To: ericssonclient@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: PrefPane vs. "MenuBar app"
>Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 23:24:51 +0100
>
>Good point. I'd like to keep it a single app, though. Strangely enough,
>Konfabulator gets away with always showing its status item. ;-)
>
>Others? Uproar?
>
>- jonas
>
>On onsdag, mar 12, 2003, at 23:21 Europe/Stockholm, John Laxson wrote:
>
> > Well, I think a very easy solution to the prefpane thing is just
> > making a .pkg installer. The other thing you could do is keep up the
> > faceless bg app, and transfer the prefPane to a standalone
> > application. I'm pretty sure not being able to turn the menu off
> > _WILL_ cause an uproar.
> >
> > On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 04:13 PM, Jonas Salling wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all!
> >>
> >> I need your feedback on an idea I've been struggling with.
> >>
> >> The prefPane functionality in OS X is still lacking. People are having
> >> problems with it. Installing and uninstalling is a little bit of a
> >> pain.
> >>
> >> As I cannot afford the added support load, I'm considering skipping
> >> the
> >> prefPane. As some of you may know, the actual work is done by the
> >> faceless background "helper" application. This app is also responsible
> >> for showing the menu bar status item. Instead of configuring SEC
> >> through System Preferences, the background app would host a similar
> >> UI.
> >>
> >> The drawback of this, of course, is that it'd no longer be possible to
> >> hide the menu bar item. So, I guess it all comes down to how important
> >> this functionality is.
> >>
> >> What do you think?
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Jonas
> >>
> >> PS. By means of AppleScript, I could make it possible to remove the
> >> menu and still have access to the settings. This might be a useful
> >> workaround for expert users whoreally don't like the menu bar item.
> >>
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