Re: UI Rantings [was: Re: gmc and file-selection mockups]
- From: bob smith <bob kehs ksd org>
- To: "James M. Cape" <jcape jcinteractive com>
- cc: "Jesse D. Sightler" <jsight pair com>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: UI Rantings [was: Re: gmc and file-selection mockups]
- Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 09:38:37 -0800 (PST)
I still think it would be a good solution to modulize the dialogs. Then
the user can choose which way of doing things he/she prefers.
On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, James M. Cape wrote:
> "Jesse D. Sightler" wrote:
> > "James M. Cape" wrote:
> > > > Ok, then should there be context sensitive menu's associated with files
> > > > at all?
> > >
> > > From the Open/Save Dialogs? Not in my opinion. A redesign of them is
> > > inevitable to deal with things like sort methods, date/time displays,
> > > etc. I just want to make sure it doesn't get blown way out of
> > > proportion. :-)
> > Ok, so then do you believe that open/save dialogs should have an icon
> > view? Because if they do, I would imagine that many users will find the
> > lack of context menus counterintuitive.
> Only users coming from Windows who have discovered the Right Click. I
> bet many of them think that double-clicking on the titlebar to shade the
> window is counter intuitive as well. It's only counter-intuitive if you
> are used to something else.
> > > As for the "what makes our philosophies differ" question, I believe that
> > > your design ideas stem from a "what does the uber-advanced user want"
> > > perspective, whereas mine stem from the "only seven items at a time so
> > > as not to confuse the new users" camp. Different approaches to the same
> > > problem. Both solve them, it's just a matter of who is the program
> > > designed for.
> > Then how do you propose that we provide for the needs of both users?
> > --
> > ---------------
> > Jesse D. Sightler
> > http://www3.pair.com/jsight/
> I already said. Have a "File Manager" button. It would take no longer to
> load that than having the Gmc file selection widget be part of the Open
> Dialog, just an extra click.
> An alternative to that would be to have a preference for this "Use File
> Manager for File Dialogs" or what have you, where selecting it would
> have the Dialogs use the Gmc widget, whereas not selecting it would have
> it use the normal list mode. However, I am loath to have extra
> preferences if they aren't absolutely necessary, and this one definately
> falls into that category.
> Jim Cape
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