Re: [Usability] Usability Digest, Vol 33, Issue 23

Hi again Ethan,

On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 17:12 -0600, Ethan Anderson wrote:
> The settings I'm proposing would simply go under desktop properties.
> This may be possible via Devil's pie, many thanks for the link, but I
> believe many people just don't know what they're missing.  That said,
> with the current state of things, Devil's pie should be bundled with
> all major distros in my opinion.  It looks pretty sweet.

As this is a feature request, you should probably file a bug [1] against
metacity (the GNOME window manager).

Concerning the implementation; some windows don't work well when
maximised (such as the GIMP tool palette). How would these be handled?
Also, what sort of an impact would this have on drag'n'drop between

> And as for settings, you cannot give the user too much power.  You can
> only go about it wrong.  If settings are organized correctly, the can
> give users a sense of power they've never had before.  Maybe even a
> sense of awe.  I mean, what are we trying to show people?  Look how
> well I can hack my machine, or look what Linux can do for you?  the
> latter, I hope.



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Phil Bull

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