Better link for Ubuntu Help on the startpage.
jeremy at bicha.net
Wed Jul 20 00:30:56 UTC 2011
On 19 July 2011 18:23, Jo-Erlend Schinstad <joerlend.schinstad at gmail.com> wrote:
> I realize that it's a bit too late to fix this in 11.04, but if we
> could make this happen for 11.10 and all future versions, I think it
> would be a usability improvement. It would also be very nice if that
> page was translated into more languages and was used by default for
> the users current language settings. Is anyone working on that?
Ubuntu has for years shipped with pre-installed localized help. With
Gnome 3 the desktop help was significantly improved but unfortunately
it was effectively hidden in Unity. The Ubuntu Documentation Team
asked for a button on the dash or in the launcher but it was too late
for Ubuntu 11.04.
See this bug which has been mostly ignored: https://pad.lv/778289
The bottom half of the Dash frontpage is not very useful. We have a
button for the default web browser despite the web browser having a
default link on the launcher. Most web users have the browser open
most of the time anyway so a button there isn't needed. I think the
Dash should ship with Help & System Settings in that prime space.
Perhaps the other two spots could be reserved for the two most
frequently used programs that are not already pinned to the launcher.
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