Re: Idiot-proofing gnome

On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 16:53 +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 02:19 +0100, Jancio Wodnik wrote:
> > Daniel Kasak pisze:
> > > Greetings.
> > >
> > > I often get called to PCs that have 20 or so instances of Evolution,
> > > Firefox & internal applications running. People clearly don't understand
> > > the difference between an application launcher, and an application's
> > > icon in the taskbar.
> Then they should be taught the difference.

Yeah. Want to come and teach them? Our sales team is *completely*
computer illiterate, and also practically incapable of learning. What's
more, they only last for 3 or 4 weeks, and then move on and another
comes to replace them. Anyway, I have tried to teach them, seriously.
But everything has a limit, and my patience is no exception.

> I like having the option to launch multiple applications, eg:
> 	web browser/s
> 	text editor/s
> 	terminals

Yes. The *option*. I was suggesting making this an option. I believe the
'itask' launcher / taskbar in Enlightenment-0.17 has an option like this
per launcher ... ie you can tell the launcher to either behave as a
normal launcher and just keep on launching apps, or to switch into 'task
manager' mode after the 1st instance is launched.

The thing is that this is clearly what a large number of computer
illiterate people are expecting ... nay INSISTING on.

I'm not saying this should be the only behaviour, but it would be nice
as an option.

Daniel Kasak
IT Developer
NUS Consulting Group
Level 5, 77 Pacific Highway
North Sydney, NSW, Australia 2060
T: (+61) 2 9922-7676 / F: (+61) 2 9922 7989
email: dkasak nusconsulting com au

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