Re: [Usability] Requesting a right-click root menu for GNOME 3

Usability is not just about making things easy for novice users. It's about making an intuitive interface for people - all people.

My understanding is that many of the difficulties arise in the trade offs between the types of users.


On Sep 30, 2009 11:36 PM, "Karoliina Salminen" <karoliina t salminen gmail com> wrote:

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Anzan Hoshin Roshi <anzanhoshinroshi gmail com> wrote: > Hello, > >...


Can you explain how is this power user feature is related to usability?
You apparently are not a representative of normal users at all.
Normal users don't know key shortcuts and right click configurable
this and that,
they want a plain, simple, slick and cool user interface they can click, pan,
maybe zoom, etc. These right click main menu (like it appeared
originally already
on fvwm when I was a kid) schemes are so 80s to be sincere.

It is a good idea to support power user features, but design should never be
built around the power user features because that is not usability for
normal users,
that is fast way to work for very advanced users, maybe 0.01% of the users.

Best Regards,
Karoliina Salminen

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