Re: [Usability] Re: Patch added for closing all spatial windows via menu and shortcut key

Perhaps Expocity could help Ctrl+Q-dependent users.   Whatever happend
to Expocity anyway?

El jue, 27-05-2004 a las 09:48, Jason Tackaberry escribió:
> On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 13:03 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> > However from an end user point of view I would argue that these
> > different modes appear as different applications and therefore it would
> > be appropriate for Ctrl+Q to be used to close all spatial windows (and
> > likewise the "Close All Windows" in the browser mode could also use
> > Ctrl+Q for consistency).
> I think ctrl-q makes sense with the above behaviour only if it's really
> true that users typically consider spatial windows and browser windows
> as distinctly separate groups (or "applications," if you will).  Given
> that you can launch a browser window from a spatial window (right click
> | Browser Folder), I'm not sure if this is true.  A user might expect
> ctrl-q to close all "file management" windows she opened.
> Ctrl-Q has the expected behaviour of "make all windows for this
> application go away," but Nautilus is a weird case.  As far as I'm
> concerned, I like the idea of Nautilus having a ctrl-q, and having it
> behave as you describe above (ctrl-q applies separately to spatial and
> browser windows) would suit my use just fine, but I don't know if that's
> what a typical user would expect.
> We may never know either without user testing.  I think a safe
> compromise would be to pick another shortcut to close all spatial
> windows, and not worry about a similar option for browser windows.
> Cheers,
> Jason.
> (I am not a usability expert.)
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