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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:09:08 -0400
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The way other programs handle this is to (1) display the splash screen
>     in a small, floating X window, (2) provide a check box on the splash
>     screen saying "Display splash screen on startup" or something similar,
>     and (3) a prominent button saying "OK" or similar to dismiss the
>     splash screen.
> There is no room in a small floating window for the info we
> want to present in the splash screen.
> As for the box that says "Display splash screen on startup",
> we could do something like that.  I agreed to reinstallation
> of the "Customize startup" link, given a way to make it fit.
> We could replace that with "Don't show this screen again".
> If users would like that better, let's make that replacement.
> A button to dismiss the splash screen would be fine in principle.
> I don't see how there is room for it.  Do you think you see
> where it could go?

I found a way of making this fit.  I'll implement it in the next
couple of days.

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