Re: [Nautilus-list] Results of MIT usability testing
- From: tom georgoulias <tmgeorgo io com>
- To: "Christopher D. Beland" <beland MIT EDU>, John Sullivan <sullivan eazel com>, "Susan B. Jones" <sbjones MIT EDU>, nautilus-list eazel com, arlo eazel com, eli eazel com, Andy Hertzfeld <andy eazel com>, aui MIT EDU, kcahill MIT EDU
- Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] Results of MIT usability testing
- Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2001 11:43:31 -0600
tom georgoulias wrote:
> "Christopher D. Beland" wrote:
> > > > Actually, they did, or at least one person did, but the Duplicate
> > > > command was not active, greyed out.
> > It wasn't an AFS-related bug. It was because the users had already
> > opened the files in "View as Text" mode. In PR3, in this mode, the
> > Duplicate option on the File menu is not greyed out; it just doesn't
> > exist at all.
> > My personal recommendation would be that a double-click launches an
> > external editor, or optionally a dialog that asks the user what app
> > they want to use to edit or view the file.
> I fully agree with this. Even after using Nautilus all day, every day
> for a month, I still find myself double clicking on files to open them
> up and work on the contents. It's a hard habit to break.
Actually, I just found out you *can* do this by changing the default
application in the file handler. I'm a little ashamed for writing my
statement above before fully investigating, but I don't know how long
this feature has been active so it may have just been added or
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