Re: Locked and Unlocked items in the panel.

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 12:53 +0100, Dominic Howells wrote:
> I see that in the latest Gnome, applets/buttons in the panel(s) can be
> locked which stops them from being moved or removed. Although this
> probably does stop some problems associated with clumsy-fingered users,
> it doubtless causes some too as users don't know why "Remove" is
> greyed-out, and don't know what Unlock means in this context.
> My Proposal: When an item is locked and user tries to move/remove just
> pop up a dialog explaining about locking, and how to unlock.
> We don't want to see these little usibility-stoppers creeping in, as I
> was just reminded by reading the horrors of the usability study from
> Gnome 1.x days.

With sincere apologies to jwz:

Some people, when confronted with an interface problem, think "I know,
I'll pop up a dialog box."  Now they have two problems.


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