Re: Recently used applications

How do these users find the applications in the first place in order for
them to be "recently used"?  Does XP start with that menu empty and then
add the apps as the users find and run the apps, or does MS preload them
with what they think the user would want to use?

I personally use the panel for my "frequently used apps" so might there
be a way to make a recently/frequently used apps applet or have the
panel be somewhat intelligent and have a designated "recently/frequently
used apps" area?


On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 15:13, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Calum Benson <calum benson sun com> writes: 
> > Sounds like you're in a great position to gather some usability data for
> > us here :)  Some things it would be useful to find out:
> > 
> > - Why didn't those users create shortcuts for those application in XP's
> > shortcut bar, which would have allowed them to launch them with a single
> > click rather than two or more?
> > 
> > - Similarly, why would they prefer a recent applications menu in GNOME
> > over the ability to create a launcher on the panel?
> > 
> My guess is "recently used apps happens automatically"
> I've never really seen Windows users I know edit menus or add stuff to
> the taskbar. The desktop seems to be where they figure out to put
> things.
> Havoc
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Jason A. Pfeil                        pfeil 10East com
Senior Open Systems Engineer
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