Re: [Usability] 'Capplets' (was Re: background/font capplets)

On Thu, 2002-04-04 at 14:07, John Sheehan wrote:
> To pick up on this earlier thread .... So, if we can no longer use 'capplets',
> what common name should we use to refer to system preferences.  'Control Center'
> was a good handle with which to collectively group these preferences (like MS's
> Control Panel) but that is now also defunct.
> In Gnome 1.4 you could document along the lines of 'You can set the desktop 
> background using the Background capplet in the Control Center'.
> 'Preferences' as they are called in the Applications menu is too unspecific.  
> 'Property dialogs' doesn't work.  GNOME Preferences ? System Preferences ?  
> Global Preferences ?   

On classic MacOS each of the "capplets" are called a "Control Panel"
(well, initially there was *the* control panel which was a single dialog
but now there are many of those) and the folder that holds them is
called "Control Panels". So perhaps we could call the collection of
"Property Dialog"s "Property Dialogs". I don't really like that name but
its pretty clear that you find property dialogs inside the property
dialogs folder.

I think using a name thats distinct from the name thats used to describe
the dialogs used to configure applications would be good.


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