Re: [Evolution] Reply for list messages should go back to the list

On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 08:52 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

I'm quite reluctant to change toolbar layout depending on the message.
It will work for the inexpert user who consciously looks at the toolbar,
but for many people clicking on an icon is a reflex action and muscle
memory of where the icon is plays a large part.

Note that changing menu items or shortcuts is a different matter. I
think muscle memory plays a much less important role here, but I'm not
an HI specialist.


I agree with your first statement.  And, menu items are changable
without too much grief, but not shortcuts.  The ones I bother to learn,
I want to stay the way they are!  If I press CTRL-Whatever, and
"something" happens, it'll throw off my entire thought process if that
"something" doesn't happen.

Now, I have no experience with munged lists, so I can't make any
intelligent input about them.  And, I guess the statement made that
simply adding a Reply To List button on the tool bar should be a
separate request is valid.  BUT, If it were included with the proposal
you're making, it would most likely get done a whole lot quicker.  This
thread seems to have the "movers and shakers" contributing so I think
this is the best chance I have.

I am, and have been for years, a member of non-computer related lists.
The people on these lists are simply not interested enough to learn
CTRL-Anything.  Call them what you will, they are simply not interested
in computers, only using them with the least possible mental effort that
will get most of what they want done.  They look at the buttons and
press their best guess.  Reply doesn't go to the list, but reply to all
will.  They consider it better that the recipient delete the extra
message than them go through all the extra effort of changing the header
info.  A Reply to List button would put Evolution way ahead of most
Windows solutions, make it much easier for this type of user, and much
easier for members of lists such as these.

Therefore, I vote for including this button, and do what you will with
the key shortcuts.  Like a Windows user, I'll use the button if/when it
becomes available and won't have the shock of CTRL-L being changed.


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