Re: [Usability] Re: Move to Workspace (Right | Left) Proposal
- From: David Zulaica <david pseudo-cyb org>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: Move to Workspace (Right | Left) Proposal
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:22:43 -0600
ugh. having problems here. please bear with me.
>Could I get your opinion on:
>I think this a nice compromise that settles current issues, until we
>come up with some more advanced system (like dynamically growing /
>shrinking workspaces) in the more distant future.
it's a good compromise, at a glance, but i think it needs to be an
option. this solution works fine for a minimal number of workspaces,
but once you get beyond 6, it becomes cumbersome. also keep in mind,
users that have a large number of workspaces generally name them
one of the nice things about this solution is that there is no need
for the move right/left context menu items. (this actually brings up
another thought: using the words "left" and "right" aren't always
"correct"; it all depends on the nubmer of rows and the orientation
of the workspace switcher.) the size of the workspaces in this
context-menu switcher also doesn't depend on the size/layout of the
workspace switcher in the panel, which could increase visibility.
another benefit of this solution, that i see, is in "training" the
user; drag and drop into the workspace switcher is a very simple
solution. this will become more apparent with the advent of a
dynamic workspace switcher.
suppose the dynamic workspace switcher works like this: there are
four workspaces in my panel. i fill the first three. upon dragging
and dropping another application into the fourth workspace, a
fifth one is dynamically generated. when i clear out any one of
those, the dynamically generated workspace disappears. another way
to generate a workspace would be to select the "magic" workspace
and just begin working in it.
i'm sure there's plenty of thoughts on the subject and perhaps
i've touched some of them. sorry if i've brought up any dead horses.
there's no need to beat them. ;)
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