Re: [Evolution] toolbar display text

On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 13:16 +0100, Calum Benson wrote:
On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 11:54 -0400, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

Actually I'm assuming the exact opposite. I'm not asking for special
treatment for KDE (though that's the desktop I use) or for any other
desktop. I'm saying that access to an app's configuration should be
available *from the app itself* (even if there is a desktop with a
separate control panel).

FWIW, the HIG does specify that you should be able to over-ride the
toolbar policy on a per-app basis:

so you could argue that Evolution isn't being fully compliant here.  But
practically no apps do this, and we were thinking about dropping that
guideline anyway as it just adds a bunch more menu items that most
people will never touch.  So now's the time to tell us if we
shouldn't :)

My comments weren't particularly linked to the HIG (which I haven't
read), but now that you mention it I'm glad to see that someone was
thinking along the same lines :-) I would vote for keeping the policy
(and for prodding developers to implement it).

However in all honesty I couldn't care less about the specific problem
of text vs icons. What irritates me is that the user is expected to
*know* that this is configured somewhere else and not from within Evo.
Just how is he supposed to find out? Is it in the Evo manual? I've no
idea since the manual is not searchable (a far more important defect


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