Re: [Usability] An extended default applications dialog

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 18:46 -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 20:50 +0000, Matt Medland wrote:
> > I'm proposing that mime-type association be centralised in the
> > Preferences>Preferred Applications area, since that seems the natural
> > place that anyone would go to. This would, potentially, be useful for
> > everyone.
> Er..didn't we do this in GNOME 1.x with its old control-center? And
> didn't it fail quite miserably? :)

It did, although it wasn't helped by the fact that 9 times out of 10, it
just never worked :)  I'll certainly add my name to the "wary" list
here, though... I'm not sure that most users should ever need to concern
themselves with mimetypes to a deeper level than the simple "Open With"
UI we currently have.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

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