What's supposed to replace menus?
iceblink at seti.nl
Wed Mar 14 12:03:10 UTC 2012
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:51:55 +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:40:19AM +0000, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Gerhard Magnus wrote:
>> > Is using some customized version of the panel on the left, or else
>> > clicking on the "Dash" button and then typing at least part of the
>> > program name supposed to replace familiar menus like
>> > "Places", and "System"?
>> Yep. The thinking is that it's quicker and easier to hit the Windows
>> key then type a few characters and hit enter than to navigate menus.
>> Opinions differ but I definitely find it faster and easier.
> Rather like the command line in fact! :-)
> Chris Green
It's only quicker if you already know what the applications are called,
i.e. if you use them a lot. Application names often have no relationship
whatsoever with the task at hand. So you still need a menu structure for
people who are unfamiliar with the application names. (Why do you think
the Application Launcher was added to OSX recently, even though
Spotlight works fine?).
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