Re: [Usability] Re: [Desktop_architects] Printing dialog and GNOME (Summit mockups)

For fear of joining something that I will regret at a later date

On 12/14/05, Michael Sweet <mike easysw com> wrote:

> > 2) The same with print to file.
> Actually, I like what KDE does - "Print to File" is just another printer
> in the list.

This feels, to me, a very developer centric way of looking at it.
Is it Joel who talks about abstracting away to nothing? I think so,
but I can't find it on his site. Basically developers think things
like "Well, printing to a file is done the same way as printing to a
printer, so we can have a file option in the printer list", but thats
not how users think.

I don't know where I'd put a Print to File option, but I'd like it as
a seperate entity instead. I'm wondering out loud now, if it could be
linked to the other file operations (such as open, save, etc.) ,
because its really an operation that results in a file, rather than an
operation that operates on the printer. But suggesting that would be
something that I'll be shot down in flames for.


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