Re: [Usability] Re: [PATCH] right-click menu on volume: "Play DVD/Play CD"

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 23:00 -0700, Corey Burger wrote:
> > the media and reinsert it to let the computer play it.
> >     Hence this patch that adds "Play CD" or "Play DVD" on the
> > right-click on a volume if that volume is a CD or a DVD. Actually this
> > responds to a bug where the original requester asked for playing the
> > CD/DVD on left click (open), while I simply added the action on the
> > right-click menu, the choice left-click action or right-click menu is open.
> CCing the usablity list on this one.
> Is there a good reason not to have the cd/dvd play on a double left
> click? I notice that OS X does the same thing as nautilus (show the
> files on the dvd, with no option to play the cd/dvd). I personally
> think that this is a logical activty that users are likely to do and
> and not understand why it doesn't work.

The core question here is "What behavior do we want to enable?"  As much
as nautilus is a file browser, it's really whatever we make it.  People
don't need such distinctions between their applications as we often

I think the right way to go with this is to have the double click play
the DVD by default.  Perhaps registering an option to "Browse DVD" from
the right click menu would be a good addition.  However I think the best
modus operandi here is to Play a DVD not to browse the odd mix of files
that exist on them.

~ Bryan

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