Re: Remove "AccessX" from strings of Keyboard Accessibilty capplet

Bastien Nocera wrote:

On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 14:49 +0100, Bill Haneman wrote:

Is now a good time to drop "AccessX" from the strings?

No please.  Also, old-time Windows users may remember this as 'Access DOS'.

The feature is still widely referred to in the accessibility community as 'Access X', so I see a real downside in removing it, and little benefit.

In the version I have it only appears in the dialogue title for
accessibility, not in the menu item. So discoverability is already an
issue if it was that well known a word. Basically, that word sucks.
I didn't name it, but that's its name (the feature/specification). If you google for it you'll find references.

Having the string in the dialogue title is helpful because it lets the user know that the feature they have just invoked "really is Access X", in case they are looking for that feature or are familiar with it. Most of the target audience for the feature _will_ know "Access X" and will be expecting it, if we remove it, I would anticipate "is this the same as Access X? Where is Access X?" sorts of questions.


Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> People say I'm absorbent. Makes me feel like a giant Tampax. -- Robin

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