Re: Workspace Switcher Loop?

On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 02:11, Chris Spencer wrote:

> Fair enough. My complaint is not so much aimed at point-to-point 
> workspace switching, as it is at sequential switching. Disallowing users 
> from switching from the first to the last workspace, and vice versa, via 
> the left and right navigation key bindings seems like an unnecessary 
> limitation.

One reason for doing it this way is accessibility... things that wrap
around  (which also includes tabs in notebooks, focus in lists etc.) can
be disorientating for blind users.  A global (probably hidden) 'turn off
all wrapping around' gconf key might be one solution, I suppose.

FWIW, personally I also find that the non-wrapping helps to reinforce my
mental model of the workspace layout... otherwise I have to keep looking
at the worskpace switcher to remind myself exactly which workspace I'm


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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