Re: UI Rantings [was: Re: gmc and file-selection mockups]
- From: "Jesse D. Sightler" <jsight pair com>
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: UI Rantings [was: Re: gmc and file-selection mockups]
- Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 18:26:00 -0500
"James M. Cape" wrote:
> > > > Ok, so you think that using the context menu of a file is a bad habit for
> > > > printing? Please explain to me what is bad about it. Go into detail about
> > > > this, too, as I really don't see the problem here.
> > >
> > > Because it shouldn't be there! Open != Printing! Opening an Open Dialog
> > > to print a file is not the correct way to do it, because it promotes a
> > > bad habit (like putting spaces in created directories). Best to leave it
> > > out, so new users don't pick it up.
> > Notice my remark again, "using the context menu of a file". I said
> > nothing about the open dialog. If files are to have context menus, and
> > it is my belief that they should, then they should be consistent.
> Ummm, the idea of Context menus is that they are related to their
> context. I'm sure quite a few users would wonder why "Print" is in the
> same context as an Open Dialog.
Ok, then should there be context sensitive menu's associated with files
> > > Crossover is not a good thing.
> > And again, you statement is one of philosophy, and mine is purely
> > pragmatic. Even a button to open gmc adds overhead to the process (time
> > to open a new window, etc). My technique is efficient, and consistent.
> > -----------
> > Jesse D. Sightler
> All Design is Philosophy.
Agreed. Even mine is a philosophy. Let's try to get to the bottom of
what really makes us think differently on this, and BTW, I have yet to
be convinced that it is really one of "Kitchen Sink" versus simplicity
Jesse D. Sightler
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