Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: GNOME user environment brainstorming

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 06:33:29PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> > >Miscellanea
> > >===
> > >
> > >- destroy gnome-help-browser, use Mozilla/Nautilus/something always
> > 
> > The only problem is that Mozzie and Naut are very slow to start up, the
> > last thing I want when I need help.
> Maybe if Nautilus is already running it would work, or maybe someone
> will write a g-h-b replacement eventually. Anyway g-h-b basically
> doesn't work.

I agree that a more lightweight help browser, along the lines of the
GIMP's, would be valuable.

In addition to the speed question, one of the things that usability
research suggests[1] is that the help file displayer should be small
enough that it doesn't obscure the gui of the app you're trying to get
help with.


[1] I know I read this somewhere :-)
John Fleck
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