Re: Proposed module: gnome-main-menu

On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 13:58 +0100, Rodrigo Moya wrote:

> gnome-main-menu has had a lot of usability testing by Anna's team, so it
> is a better way for (most) users to manage their applications.

First off, since we know it exists, I'm sure we'd *really* like to see
that usability data; it's hard to make any informed comment without
knowing the facts :)

As gnome-main-menu works today, though (which is sans beagle, on my
machine), I'd have to say I don't really see any immediate benefit in
its inclusion.  From my POV, it just pops up a non-standard-looking
thing that's neither a window nor a menu, giving you access to four more
menus in turn (Places, Favourites, Recent, and System).  It's not
obvious that this offers any particular advantage over the existing
three-menu system we have today; it's just categorised a bit
differently.  (We don't currently have Favourite Applications on the
menus, of course[1], but I'm sure we could if we felt it necessary.)

So, a tentative -1 from me, pending any further insights...


[1] Well actually we do, in JDS :)

CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

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