Re: Searching preferences?! [Was: switching to g-c-c shell?]

On 8 Jul 2005, at 01:40, Jeff Waugh wrote:

Don't you see searching for preferences as an astounding failure on Apple's
part (and others, who have done searching for preferences before)?

Yes and no. I've certainly said in the past that I didn't think Apple's control panel was the easiest to find things in, so I'd agree that a more fundamental redesign might have reaped better rewards in the long term. But then they wouldn't have had the opportunity to show off another aspect of Spotlight, so that probably wasn't a high priority for them.

On the other hand, I think the redeeming feature is that the preferences search deliberately matches a great deal of synonyms, which goes some way to addressing your concern about not being able to find the answer because you're not sure what the question is.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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