Quicklauncher confused with System Tray?
ryanakca at kubuntu.org
Wed Mar 7 20:56:49 GMT 2007
On March 7, 2007, Joao Pedro Clemente wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Ryan Kavanagh wrote:
> > On March 6, 2007, Lex Hider wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a comment after installing latest feisty kubuntu.
> > >
> > > I think the System Tray and the Quicklauncher (4 app launcher in one
> > > button space) look too similar, and will be confusing to some users.
> > >
> > > If we continue to use quicklauncher, it should be changed to be
> > > visually distinct from the system tray.
> > >
> > > A good example is when kopete and amarok are opened. You have identical
> > > icons on the panel. How is the user to know which one to click on to
> > > perform actions?
> > >
> > > Lexual.
> > I agree and disagree.
> > If you clicked on amarok in QL, and you already had an amarok open in the
> > systray, it would simply bring the existing amarok window forward. Same
> > for kopete. It they right clicked it, they would see "Configure Quick
> > Launcher", instead of play, pause, etc. They would then deduce that it
> > must be the other one that's the systray. They'd also learn that they can
> > configure and add apps to QL by doing so... but, on the other hand, I
> > know what both of them are. How to make them visually different? Maybe
> > make they systray, clock and trash background slightly darker, dunno,
> > It'll probably be up to kwwii's artistic magic.
> > Just my 2¢,
> > Good point though. Maybe do a couple usability tests on it? (Forget the
> > link on the wiki)
> > Cheers
> > Ryan
> If I understood right, the problem is confusing the "launch icon" with the
> "tray icon", when they are side to side? This would go away if there was a
> visual separator, like you had, as an example, in win2k interface, right?
Ummm, I believe so. I don't remember if this is default or my setting, but I
have my QL between the taskbar and the clear desktop icon(aka, on the left of
the taskbar) while the systray is between the desktops and the clock (aka, on
the right of the taskbar).
Ryan Kavanagh (ryanakca)
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