Bug#509896: gnome-panel: Add to Panel is missing maximize button

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 08:51:09 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Guilherme de S. Pastore
<gpastore at debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 05:28:24PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> Why don't they have a maximize button? Manually maximizing a window
>> (it is resizable) is tedious...
> From the chapter of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines that Joss
> pointed to in his reply, dialogs are only meant to "obtain additional
> information from the user that is needed to carry out a particular
> command or task", something for the user to "quickly understand what
> information is required from them". Maximizing is hence deemed
> incompatible with their purpose, inadequate or unnecessary. It's a
> design choice with which the panel complies.

So you think it's better to let the user do tedious manual scrolling
or resizing then to offer him a maximize button?

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