On Mon, 2015-05-11 at 17:29 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
If you want the tweaks to be integrated on a more equal footing with
the regular settings, one fun project would be to add a search
provider to gnome-tweak-tool, similar to what gnome-control-center
has, so you can find individual tweak tool pages in the shell search.
Another fun project would be to pick important settings from Tweak
Tool and merge them into gnome-control-center. We're not getting
requests for Tweak Tool because it's a good app (it's not), but
because gnome-control-center isn't good enough.
I agree that Tweak Tool doesn't need to be included by default. It's
dead simple to install with the gnome-software search provider, and
it's home to the settings that we *don't* want to be offered to users.
Anything we expect users to change belongs in gnome-control-center.
I took a look through Tweak Tool and identified some candidates:
* I think there's a strong case to be made for having the other
background and lock screen settings in gnome-control-center. This has
been a longstanding complaint from users since the background panel
was redesigned in 3.6.
* Shell extensions: As long as we're going to offer them, we shouldn't
relegate them to Tweak Tool. Perhaps gnome-software would be a better
location than gnome-control-center, but either would be better than
Tweak Tool. (But the gnome-shell browser plugin is very crashy at
worst and unreliable at best, so we should fix that first.)
* Fonts: Frequently-requested settings, since people have extremely
different preferences for how fonts should look. It'd be good to have
a fonts panel. This would be a big project, though.
* Power: The "power button action" and "when laptop lid is closed"
settings would be good to have in the Power panel. At least we need
the laptop lid setting; that's easy and commonly-requested.
* Top bar: Maybe show date in clock could live in the Date & Time
panel, where the 12/24 hour setting is.
Curious for thoughts on these (Bastien? Rui?). I'll file bugs if they