punkrockguy318 at comcast.net
Wed Jan 4 20:36:34 GMT 2006
Aigars Mahinovs wrote:
>I for one had no idea that clicking the siteicon in the URL bar of
>Firefox selects the URL. I wonder what other tiny hidden (ab)usability
>gems are hidden around the apps that we use every day on our Ubuntu
>systems? What if there were a "tutorial" application which would
>activate when you run some software for the first time and would
>overlay the window of the software with a bunch of "Try this" speech
>bubbles showing off nice features. In the center there could be a
>rectangular bubble describing the purpose of the software in one short
>paragraph. For very complex apps there could be a few "layers" of such
>notes (no more then 5).
>There should be a panel applet that calls back the "tutorial overlay"
>for the current app whenever you want to look at it again. Also users
>could be allowed to add their own notes and contribute them back for
>integration into next versions. Also, until one turns off the "newbe
>mode" in his Ubuntu installation, he could get one random "tutorial
>hint" bubble displayed each time he launches an app (on second though,
>that would get annoying very soon).
Yeah, I can see that getting really annoying. Reminds me of the helpful
hints of XP. Except in XP it's like cancer, you don't know how to get
rid of it.
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