Re: [Usability] gnome 3

On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 11:53 +0300, Alberto Mardegan wrote:
> I think this discussion is more pertinent in the usability ML; I'm adding that 
> in CC and to the Reply-to.
> On 04/14/2011 11:24 AM, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
> >     Today, I'm writing to you for the first time and it's about this new version
> >     of gnome 3. I was surprised: lots of changes, but I had little problem about
> >     all this new way of getting things done. Great work! However, the total lack
> >     of customization is totally unacceptable to me. So sorry guys, but after all
> >     these years, you lost me. I just wanted you to know it, since you can't
> >     guess. Thank you for everything.
> >
> >
> > Well, we can't add flags and switches for every little piece of the user
> > experience, so what are some of the major things that ought to be customizable?
> I can tell a few things that are important to me to be customizable, with a big 
> disclaimer though: I didn't try gnome 3 yet, my assumptions are based on the 
> things I've read about it.
> - Suspend on laptop lid closed; many people have asked for this to be configurable.
> - Theme.

Both of those you can tweak using gnome-tweak-tool and gnome-shell

You'd better try it before making further comments though, I'm sure
you'll enjoy it :)

> Then, not related to configurability, something I like to complain about:
> - Usage of GtkSwitch should depend on whether the device has a touchscreen; if 
> it hasn't, it should never be shown; and even when there there is a touchscreen, 
> it should be used only when it makes sense: that is, it's turning on/off a 
> device (such as a webcam), never for configuration options.

There's a whiteboard for that:

Feel free to discuss it there.

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