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

På Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 01:36:57PM -0500, Jody Goldberg skrev:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 01:22:06PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 18:22 +0100, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > > As Jody pointed out, the Apple layout doesn't work very well for many
> > > items - and we HAVE many items. While about 20 in the default setup are
> > > still OK, we have to deal with the fact that new items will be added. So
> > > the Apple approach seems to be badly scalable.
> >  "The control-center is for desktop settings, i.e. stuff that does not
> > appear to users to be
> >   associated with any particular application. Do not put your app
> > preferences there."
> We need to give developers a place to put these things.  While I
> agree that the primary control-center page is not the place for it,
> a secondary tab seems like a nice central location.  My rationale is
> the plethora of menu entries under windows that consist of
>     app ->
> 	- run app
> 	- configure app

That's only two. Most applications also have these menu items (mostly
grouped by vendor/application instead of category):
  - Uninstall app
  - App documentation

These seem (at least to me) totally out of place:
  - uninstalling is a system administrator's task, not a user task;
  - documentation/help should be accessible from within the application's
    context (help menu item or help button on dialogs);
  - the same applies to configuring the application.
I'm glad GNOME uses a more sensible approach.

  mvrgr, Wouter


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