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Submission details

19 +21/-2 votes

Gadget should lock in place; do not automatically 'snap' on restart

Submitted by koli on February 15, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

I like to have my gadgets flush with the sides of the screen. To move them like so, I need disable the 'snap to' feature by pressing Shift while moving the gadget. The problem is on restart; the gadgets will automatically 'snap' to where they are 'supposed' to be, rather than where I left them. (see image)

solution 1: If the worry is that user will forget how to access the gadget menu to the right of the gadget, or god forbid learn how to right-click, the visual menu could be moved to the left if it would be moved off-screen.

Solution 2: Give gadgets the ability to lock in place. This would also prevent accidental moves, which happens on occasion.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

Discussion (2 comments)

Ensign Joe wrote on February 15, 2010, 11:16am

1:0 for KDE 4 :) There you can move your gadgets the way you like to and the options bar moves to the other side if it's outside the screen. Still +1

windows7iswin wrote on February 20, 2010, 5:25pm

great idea.. this bothers me too. would also like to see a gadget on desktop treated as an item on desktop so that new icons or downloads don't hide under them if you have it in top left corner

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