What's supposed to replace menus?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 23:13:59 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 06:17 PM, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 12:48 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>> 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
> Of course that's what's happening. You are one funny guy, Ric!

Ha! Thanks! Just wait, I betcha I'm dead correct on this one. I just 
hope we get it before Apple files a patent for talking computers and 
some idiot at the patent office awards it to them. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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