Ubuntu beyond GTK apps?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Sat May 17 22:40:10 BST 2008


On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 02:08 +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> I do think that the world breaks down into
> 1 people who will only ever use g... or k... and are thus unaffected by this
> 2 people who want to use the best tool for the job, of which we have
>   2a people who know how to tweak .rc files to make them both the same
>   2b people who just want to get on with it and are unable or
> unwilling to figure out how to fix it or don't even realise there's a
> fixable problem and just think "this linux thing is annoying".

I'm part of:
2c people who don't even notice that they switch sides

Even after hearing online a whole bunch about how "zomg the kde buttons
and the gnome buttons are on opposite sides i keep clicking cancel by
accident!!!11!" I still haven't noticed it.  Read the buttons.  If it
says "OK" or "Close" it keeps your settings.  As long as it's at the
bottom, it'll be obvious that those buttons make the window go away, and
the one that doesn't say "Cancel" is the one that saves.  Do people
actually memorize things as "click on the button on the right"?  Really?
I don't think so.  I've never heard directions be given like that.  It's
always "Click OK."


-- 
Mackenzie Morgan
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com
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