Re: Launching an application requires too many mouse clicks in Gnome 3

Have you seen "Killing Mode Switch"[0]? It wasn't implemented in 3.2
because of time constraints, but it's planned.

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Xavier Cho <fender_rules yahoo co kr> wrote:
> Ok, I can admit the overview mode is somewhat more user friendly than
> alt-f2. But still, demanding users to use their keyboard to perform such
> basic task as launching an application is not the way to achieve user
> friendliness.
> To be more precise, I suppose all those methods of launching
> applications serve different purpose :
> 1) alt-f2 : enable advanced users to execute some command or launch an
> application quickly.
> 2) dockbar : enable users to access their most frequently used
> applications.
> 3) overview mode : enable users to search for an application with
> keywords.
> 4) program menu : enable users to browse through all the available
> applications by categories.
> You cannot replace one method with another, rather they are designed to
> complement other methods to enhance user experience.
> My point was, the current implementation of 4) requires its users
> unnecessarily cumbersome interactions with their mouse, which could be
> fixed by some simple design modifications.
> 2011-09-04 (일), 19:38 +0300, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak):
>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Xavier Cho <fender_rules yahoo co kr> wrote:
>> > In that case, we can just remove the application menu altogether and let
>> > them alt-f2 type commands to launch applications.
>>   Thats not the same thing at all. In case of alt-f2, user has to know
>> the exact and complete name of the application. Where as in overview
>> mode, she/he just
>> types a few letters of either the name of the command or the generic
>> name. For example, typing 'mus' in the overview-mode brings-up
>> rhythmbox as the only option.
> _______________________________________________
> desktop-devel-list mailing list
> desktop-devel-list gnome org


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]