Re: [Usability]Galeon 2 usability

On 13 Oct 2002 19:42:30 +0200 Ricardo Fernández Pascual <ric users sourceforge net> wrote:

>         - menu layout: Many old galeon users like the old menu layout of
>         galeon 1 more than the new layout of galeon 2, which is more
>         simple and tries to follow the HIG. Many options are missing in
>         the new menu.

Both should be offered because, if you cut things out without an opportunity
for users to put them back, there'll be a microcosm of the "Gnome 2 is
dumbed-down Gnome 1.4" battle.

>         - preferences: there are many missing preferences in galeon 1
>         when compared with galeon 2. This annoys many users. It has been
>         suggested to provide two different "Preferences" dialog, one
>         simple default and another for "Advanced" users.

For the same reason as above, both should be offered.  What you could have
is, somewhere in the preferences, a page with:


[x] Galeon 1.x layout

[x] Simplified layout


[x] All Galeon 1.x options

[x] Simplified options 

Then, when you navigate to the other pages of the preferences, you see the
'advanced' options only if the 'All Galeon 1.x options' option had been

(I suggest the default is to have the 1.x options both selected).

>         - gestures: galeon 1 supported gestures. This added some
>         preferences to the already crowded dialog. Gestures were not
>         enabled by default because they conflicted with the standard
>         context menu. Should gestures be kept in galeon 2? Should they
>         be enabled  by default?

Yes and no. There seems no particular reason to change what's implemented; I
don't like gestures, but plenty of people do and they're becoming
semi-standard (Opera made a big fuss about implementing them).         I

have no opinion either way on the MIME issue.


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