alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Fri Mar 17 20:56:06 UTC 2006
On Friday 17 March 2006 19:34, C Hamel wrote:
> Point(s) taken. Poor choice of words on my part (illogical),
> perhaps. :-) However, I still maintain that burying a global
> setting in a file mgr is not logical; it belongs somewhere in the
> system settings & one can argue where, from there. ;-)
So we are agreed then.
But, now I'm going to shoot my own argument down in flames. I just
tried to do a very similar thing in KDE - disable those HUGE flyouts
that appear and animate when the mouse hovers over an icon in the
panel. I knew for certain that the selection was called "Enable icon
mouseover effects" and I just spent three minutes trying to find it.
I did find it of course, in Control Centre -> Desktop -> Panels ->
Appearance Tab -> Section labeled "General"
This is not too different from Click Behaviour, it was in exactly the
place I claimed it ought to be... and I didn't look there when I
needed it. Notice that I wasn't analysing the best place for the
selection or trying to be logical about design, I just needed to
change a setting. This is as close to being a user as I'm ever going
to get, and if I couldn't find it when it's right there in the "most
logical" place, then what chance does the user have?
Granted, the ultra-configurability of KDE and high density of controls
might have played a role.
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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