Re: Comment: spatial interface

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 12:52 +0200, Robert Fendt wrote:
> Hi,
> I have to say that I am quite concerned about the usability of the new
> interface. I have not tried it yet-- at the moment I am trying to find
> out when Debian packages become available. When they do, I will
> definitely try out GNOME 2.6 and the spatial interface, but currently
> the most important feature I can think of is its ability to be switched
> _off_ permanently (i.e., make the old 'browse' interface the default
> again).

You will never like it, no matter how good it is, if you are already
prejudiced against it -- don't you think? Hardly a way to fairly
evaluate new ideas if you helplessly cling to the old. 

I hated the multi-window win95, but I must say I am a complete convert
to spatialus -- GNOME is *not* the same beast as win95 or "old mac".
Take a couple weeks to train yourself before you write of spatialus;
maybe your habits need to change, not the UI.

> So: can it be switched off? And: will the browse interface remain in
> Nautilus (in GNOME 2.8 and beyond)? Otherwise, most likely I will switch

Yes and Yes. Check the archives for confirmation.

> away from GNOME (at least if I dislike the new interface, which I kind
> of expect; it is too close to old GEM/Windows/OS2 behaviour). So I try
> to decide wether to bother at all. If things are not decided, I would
> propose supporting both usage paradigms at least equally. Not everyone
> is going to like 'going spatial'.
> Regards,
> Robert

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