Re: Gnome 3.0 - menus

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 09:56, Thom Holwerda wrote:

> I'd much rather prefer Gnome to go the OSX way with this-- I find that
> system making the desktop very clean, and clear; the menus are always in
> the same place and you always know where to find them-- whereas with
> other DEs it depends on where your currently active window resides.

FWIW, the three main annoyances I find with the OSX Way are:

- having to keep shoving the mouse pointer up to the top of the screen
and back again-- pretty tiring with a trackpad, and OSX doesn't have
much in the way of direct keyboard access to menus; 

- having to focus an application before I can access its menus-- with
GNOME, I can click directly on any menu in any application (provided
it's not hidden) and have it gain focus at the same time;

- occasionally not realising I don't have the application focused that I
thought I had, and being surprised at the contents of the
File/View/Edit/whatever menu as a result.

I think follow-ups should be to usability gnome org, btw.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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