Re: Say goodbye to those ugly ass add-to-panel submenu blues
- From: "Erick Woods" <erick gnomepro com>
- To: "iain" <iain prettypeople org>
- Cc: "Vincent Untz" <vincent vuntz net>, "GNOME Desktop Devel" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Say goodbye to those ugly ass add-to-panel submenu blues
- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:40:27 -0600
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, iain wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 17:21, Erick Woods wrote:
> > The patch is nice, but now everything is lumped together and
> > That could lead to even more confusion.
> What did the categories tell you that the longer description given
> beside each thing didn't?
Maybe categorizing them won't work or isn't necessary, but as GNOME grows,
the number of applets will increase exponentially. I am aware of several
applets which are currently in development. I'm sure there are many I don't
know of and many more to come. Should people really be expected to scroll
through a list of 10, 100, 500 applets that are available? That is a
usability nightmare which is far worse than the menus.
> Seth and I decided that the categories were a fairly artificial
> seperation that didn't add anything. I did have an old version that had
> categories, but I didn't like it.
Then make it non-artificial and less arbitrary. Come up with a formal
specification for categorizing these things. I have my tsclient applet
dropped into "Internet". That's not the greatest spot imo, but it works and
there were no guidlelines for it's location when I did it.
erick gnomepro com
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