Re: [Usability] [RFC] Announcing: Control-Center-GUI 0.1

Am Montag, den 07.02.2005, 13:26 -0500 schrieb Havoc Pennington:
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 19:18 +0100, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 17:42, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > > <quote who="Christian Neumair">
> > > > It is a little app which is meant to eventually replace the preferences
> > > > menu.
> > > >
> > > 
> > > So, I don't agree with your starting point (tabs hiding things, rather than
> > > OS X flat-panel categories style which may be better), but I strongly and
> > > enthusiastically encourage you to continue experimenting with new ideas for
> > > the control-center interface! Very rocking.
> > 
> > I kind of agree with your objections, but I definately like this better
> > than the OS X flatlook, which is rather, well, flat and simple and makes
> > you overlook controls (imo).
> Flat and simple is good because you can launch any item in two clicks
> (launch shell, launch item). Of course, with the menu it's only one
> click...

Well with my proposal it's pretty much the same (category->capplet). The
main difference is the UI arrangement - I've chosen the list view,
because I really don't think the icon view is aesthetically appealing in
this context and doesn't allow you to find quickly what you're looking
for, at least with the current capplet organization; icons in general
only seem to work if you have terse item labels. Arranging them in two
dimensions forces the user to look at each grid element which is out of
the question.

> I still maintain that futzing with the shell is totally missing the real
> gains to be made, though, which are in actually organizing the overall
> prefs.

I think we all agree on that.

Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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