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

Am Dienstag, den 08.02.2005, 12:53 +0900 schrieb Ryan McDougall:
> However there is another problem I noticed. The way that that same list
> UI is used in other places (ie Theme Manager), the purpose of the list
> is to CHOOSE a item among many, then activate that item with a button
> (such as "Apply").
> Christian, how would your design "activate" an applet? By double-
> clicking? What about single click users?

It activates on double-click.
Single-clicking was up to now only discussed for file-related widgets.
On a sidenote, I wrote an (unreviewed) patch against GtkFileChooser [1].
Making the list single-clickable would really be trivial code-wise. We
just have to decide in the first place what we want.

> If we add an "Edit Preference"
> button, then that adds to the mouse movement, and number of clicks that
> the user must go through.

So you're against an extra button? That would be nice, because I am as
well :).

> > 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.
> > 
> The new "Add to Panel" list is just too long. When I was using it for
> the first time, I was searching for applets I already knew I wanted, but
> had to scan the list multiple times because I kept missing the ones I
> was looking for. Long story short, there is too much info there in a big
> unfriendly list.

Well, the problem is still that categorizing applets doesn't work. If
you have any proposals on that, it would be great.


Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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