Re: [Usability] I have a problem

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 23:33, Federico Mena Quintero
<federico ximian com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-28 at 23:01 +0200, Benjamin Otte wrote:

>> * The text says "Highlight and symbolic icon on hover indicates that
>> the item is actionable"
>> So far we've not had icons anywhere in GTK that only show up on hover.
>> Is displaying symbolic icons on hover a new UI paradigm that we want
>> to promote? Should space for those icons generally be reserved in
>> advance or should we reflow when they become visible? Or should they
>> be drawn on top of existing content? Do we expect to use this paradigm
>> in other places (menuitems or buttons come to mind) or is this just
>> for contacts?
> This came from highly interactive web pages, and it's a good form.  It
> lets you present affordances for functionality without cluttering
> everything (as if you had the icons visible all the time).

Please, please explain me two things:
1. how I can to hover using touch screen?
2. why I (now as desktop user) should to hover anything "just in case"?

Either I'm completely don't understand proposed design and use cases,
or design is completely broken, or my understanding of convenience too
far diverged from understanding of these designers.

Andrew W. Nosenko <andrew w nosenko gmail com>

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