Re: [Fwd: Re: commit: AbiWord is now a Nautilus View.]

On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 12:51, Eugene O'Connor wrote:

> I agree with Alex and Dave that it is not good idea to enable users to
> edit documents through Nautilus. I think it would be very confusing for
> users who are used to opening an application to edit a file.

A related problem here is that it kind of *looks* like you can edit text
files etc. as they currently appear in views, even though you can't. The
usability test on GNOME 1.2 flagged this up a couple of years ago with
the suggestion that read-only document views should look more like
Acrobat Reader or something like that:

(See "Nautilus Viewer Mode" about 2/3 of the way down the page).


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

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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