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Feature #16990

Update our list of "Favorites" applications

Added by sajolida about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Description

The "Applications" GNOME extension has a "Favorites" menu. It's useful as a shortcut to prevent users from diving into submenus most of the time and also as a way of providing an overview of what's possible to do with Tails to new users.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/6/applications-menu/

Our list is pretty old and haven't changed a lot over time. For example, proposals for addition by Mickael Gerstacker in tails-testers:

  • OnionShare, it was remarkably popular in the VeraCrypt survey: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/veracrypt/.
  • "Configure persistent volume", important for discoverability by first time users
  • "Additional Software" and "Unlock VeraCrypt Volumes" as a great way of advertising our recent work.

If we had to remove something from there, my guess is that Pidgin would be less popular than any of these.

We could add items in the menu for which we get some easy agreement and using our personas. If we need more discussion we might get some help from data gathered in a survey (#14545).

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#1 Updated by sajolida about 1 month ago

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