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

Am Montag, den 07.02.2005, 17:22 +0000 schrieb Calum Benson:
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 16:33, Christian Neumair wrote:
> >
> FWIW, because there's a comparatively large amount of text in the list,
> I think this style of dialog works best where the icon is the main
> factor in deciding which item to choose-- which means it works great for
> the background and theme capplets, but perhaps not so well in this
> case.

In the hardware tab, it works marvellous: screen resolution, printer,
mouse, keyboard, keyboard shortcuts and removable storage can all be
distinguished in a very nice fashion.

I'd be very glad to hear what your proposal is on resolving this issue,
though. As I wrote in another mail in this thread, I consider it a
horrible to lay out icons in a grid, because it forces the user to look
in two dimensions what he is looking for. So the current cc shell is in
my opinion awful.

> (Nor, to a lesser extent, in the new Add to Panel dialog, where
> the downside is balanced out by being able to use typeahead because all
> the applets are in the same list).

On that, I think the Add to Panel dialog list is way to big - a
discussion in #gnome-de revealed agreement; in my opinion it would only
be useful if entering terms filtered instead of selecting, plus it had
to match all items containing the search term, not beginning with it.

Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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