Re: gnome-core / gnome-applets 1.1.5 "Intimidating Rainbow" released

Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chuck Dale []
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 6:37 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: gnome-core / gnome-applets 1.1.5 "Intimidating Rainbow"
> > released
> >
> > There was an interesting article that was linked from LWN
> > some time back
> > which compared the Mac and Windows user interfaces, highlighting the
> > many mistakes that Microsoft had made. One of the gripes mentioned was
> > the menuing code. Macs include a number of algorithms and assumptions
> > that make menuing much easier. For example smart timeouts for moving
> > among menus - having a longer timeout if the mouse is moving in a
> > certain direction etc.
> >
> > Sorry if this has been discussed before but I was thinking
> > about it the
> > other day as I drove myself mad going into a deep menu hierarchy. The
> > current code seems very simplistic but then I'm running quite an old
> > Gnome (core 1.0.4) so perhaps it has been looked at in the later
> > releases.
> >
> > If there has already been discussion on this or anyone knows
> > of relevant
> > sites for looking at the issues in making menus as easy to navigate as
> > possible for users then please send some links.
> Look for the stuff on the GNOME UI Hitsquad (or is that just the UI
> Hitsquad?).  There is a webpage for them on, someplace.

Technically, it's the GNOME UI Improvement Project, the UI Hit Squad is
under that, and exists to provide solutions to gripes and wishes
provided to the GNOME UI IP.

GNOME UI Improvement Project:

UI Hit Squad:

    Jim Cape

    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
     pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
        -- Winston Churchill

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