Re: [Deskbar] Suggestion: "Top Hit" Module
- From: "Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen" <mikkel kamstrup gmail com>
- To: "Tom Black" <seriousnerd gmail com>
- Cc: deskbar-applet-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Deskbar] Suggestion: "Top Hit" Module
- Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:33:15 +0100
On 11/02/2008, Tom Black <seriousnerd gmail com> wrote:
> To all,
> First off, thanks for all the hard work on this great applet. I am
> constantly using it on my home computer. However, at work, I use a Mac with
> Leopard installed. I use Spotlight 3-5 times per hour at work and by far
> the best module in Spotlight is "Top Hit". With "Top Hit" selected by
> default and its incredible accuracy as I type, I can breeze through the app
> like its just part of my workflow. There are no extra key taps to get where
> I need to go like Deskbar requires. Yes, I can rearrange the modules in
> Deskbar, but Spotlight's "Top Hit" nails all my entries every time. It's
> just a matter of typing a partial word or phrase, then hitting the Return
> key. Easy and seamless.
> What would it take to create this module? I think adding this functionality
> would give Spotlight a run for its money.
Hmmm, why do you need this at all?
I am using the first hit in probably 90% of all use cases. You can
activate the first hit by pressing return directly in the entry. I can
not see how it can be faster...
Maybe I just don't know what "Top Hit" is about :-) Can you try and
explain it or point to a page describing it?
> I know we don't want to make a Mac-clone or Windows-Clone, but usability is
> Feedback: I really like the use of the "button" icon and keyboard shortcut
> in Gutsy. However, the window popping up seems a step back in UI usability.
> The list drop-down UI in previous versions was much more usable (and less
This will be fixed in the next version of deskbar (the one that will
be in Ubuntu Hardy Heron).
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