Re: [Usability] Single-click mode for all Gnome apps
- From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com>
- To: Gnome Usability <usability gnome org>, gnome-accessibility-list gnome org, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Single-click mode for all Gnome apps
- Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 17:28:16 +0300
On 16 May 2010 02:46, Frederik Nnaji <frederik nnaji gmail com> wrote:
> has anyone tried simply enabling single clicks in Nautilus?
> for a starters, that sufficed for me.
That is great for Nautilus, but does not affect other Gnome apps such as F-spot.
> i hope i'm not stepping on anybody's face if i mention that we are just
> having an exceptionally lengthy discussion  in a "downstream" usability
> related ML on exactly this topic..
Which one? Can you point me to TFA? Thanks.
> the essence i draw out of the discussion that there is inconsistency
> concerning single and double click.. looks like we have ourselves a big fish
> The clearest reason why we can consider ourselves well on the way to single
> clicking is the difficulty associated with learning and applying double
> click  in the mutliple computing environments we use today
> (touch-screens, mobile phones, augmented reality stuff)
> It took me weeks to find out that double click on images would zoom in on my
> touch screen enabled mobile phone.. the two finger gesture was more obvious
> to me from beginning on, since it mimicks a physical interaction from the
> real world, which i can not say of double clicking.
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ayatana/DoubleClick
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-click#Difficulties
You mention the usability issues. There are also accessibility issues.
I don't know why Gnome borrowed Redmond's terrible double-click
paradigm, but it seems very entrenched.
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