What's supposed to replace menus?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 19:48:15 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 09:45 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 01:03:10PM +0100, Patrick Asselman wrote:
>> 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
>>>> "Applications",
>>>>> "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?).
> I'm all for having menus (I use xubuntu so still have them).
> I was rather pointing to the fact that the way Unity works seems to be
> tending back towards the command line.

I think it's the precursor to voice commands. Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
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