Re: [Usability] 'Capplets' (was Re: background/font capplets)
- From: Seth Nickell <snickell stanford edu>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: David Moles <david moles vykor com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, usability gnome org, gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] 'Capplets' (was Re: background/font capplets)
- Date: 11 Apr 2002 07:55:51 -0700
On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 13:22, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> David Moles <david moles vykor com> writes:
> > On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 03:37, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 16:05, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Since it's in Applications maybe we could call them "preferences
> > > > applications"? "Preferences X" where X is something seems like the
> > > > right idea.
> > >
> > > That seems backwards. "X Preferences" seems much more natural, unless
> > > I'm misunderstanding what you intend X to be...
> > Yeah, at first I thought Havoc meant "Preferences Galeon", "Preferences
> > Evolution", "Preferences Metacity", but I don't think that's what he
> > meant -- Havoc, you were talking about a name for the general class of
> > preferences whatsits ("Preferences Whatsits"?), not the names of the
> > individual whatsits, right?
> Yeah I meant a word for "control panels" or "property dialogs"
> Maybe "desktop preferences dialog"?
> i.e. what do you call the things in the Desktop Preferences menu?
Desktop Preferences. What do you call the thing in the Settings menu of
Galeon? These are nameless things, you just need to have enough of a
name that you can refer to the area so people can find it, imo.
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