Re: eject buttons on the places menu

On 4 Jan 2007, at 19:26, David Prieto wrote:

Personally, I think the last thing we need is more context menus on
menu items... it's probably about the most (unintentionally)
undiscoverable feature on our entire desktop.

I might agree, but... how's having an undiscoverable feature worse than
not having the feature at all?

I'm open to alternative solutions, anyway. Would it be OK if keyboard
navigation just ignored the eject buttons?

It would perhaps be okay if there was an alternative (but equally direct) way for keyboard users to eject things, such as a keyboard shortcut when an ejectable device was selected on the desktop, or in the Nautilus sidebar or Computer view. I was actually astonished when I just checked (for my reply to Dave elsewhere in this thread) that Nautilus didn't already have a context sensitive File->Eject menu option, which could presumably be bound to Ctrl+E or something.

The accessibility team would obviously need to confirm this opinion though :)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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