Re: [Usability] Changing the taskbar semantics
- From: Reinout van Schouwen <reinout cs vu nl>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Changing the taskbar semantics
- Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 14:58:06 +0200 (CEST)
On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Maurizio Colucci wrote:
Could the taskbar become a list of (open) application instances?
I would really dislike such a change. The reason is that GNOME is moving
away from an application-centric view towards a document-centric view.
For example, the fact that you're using Epiphany to view a webpage is
hidden in the about-box.
Stressing which applications are open, instead of which windows are
open, works in the opposite direction. Personally I don't think the user
needs to remember which application is used to handle her data, as long
as she can perform her tasks well.
Reinout van Schouwen student of Artifical Intelligence
email: reinout cs vu nl mobile phone: +31-6-44360778
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