Re: [Usability] How do I get my media volumes out of my computer?

On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 12:18 +0200, Thilo Pfennig wrote:
> Hi Raphael,
> I like to suggest a more general solution for the longterm that I have
> not seen so far:
> I would like to see ANYTHING happen when I hover an icon. This is a
> common thing for panel icons and I don't understand why we do not
> provide information and also interactivity for hover after a while. 

Accessibility would be one concern, I guess, since "hovering" involves a
timeout, a change of available functionality that's not a direct result
of user action, and reasonable motor skills, all of which can be
problematic if not done thoughtfully.

We get around all of these things for tooltips by providing a keyboard
shortcut to turn them on/off on demand-- perhaps we could do something
similar for 'hovering', although adding more shortcuts is something not
to be done lightly either :)

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

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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