What's supposed to replace menus?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 04:01:19 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 10:49 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 15/03/12 06:48, 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
> I wonder how it would act if it heard the voice command of, "Get
> [stuffed]!"....... I'd like to be there to see what would happen :-D .

I can't wait! It'll be a howler, if nothing else. Imagine all of this 
broken thread topic email being read back to you by your computer... and 
you could assign Beavis to so and so, and Homer Simpson to another. 
Hollywood would become wiped out, with that much entertainment for free 
to be had. C'mon Ubuntu, bring it on! 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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