FC3 Usability Problems

Troyston Campano fedoracore at troygeek.com
Sun Jan 9 03:16:34 UTC 2005

These Usability Problems sound more like personal opinion. I would think
from a 'usability' standpoint that having a menu that tells you what's
under it without having to click it would be better. For people new to
Linux and Gnome, I don't think having a little red picture of a hat
wouldn't tell me that behind it all my applications are hidden.

Can't you just remove that menu with 'Applications & Actions' and add
the little red hat menu button back by right clicking the task bar?

thank you!

~ Troyston Campano ~

On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 18:22 -0800, Per Nystrom wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 17:44, john bray wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 13:11 -0800, Per Nystrom wrote:
> >  <snip>
> > > 2.  Two desktop panels is one too many
> > > 	o The new layout with the GIANORMOUS main menu drawer buttons is
> > > 	  ridiculous.  Use icons with hover popups to say "Applications"
> > > 	  and "Actions" -- don't spell them out in the panel!  Also,
> > > 	  trying to put the top panel on the left or right sides is a
> > > 	  sick joke -- the thing becomes massively thick and can't be
> > > 	  resized, probably because of the aforementioned spelled-out
> > > 	  drawer buttons.
> > > 	o If the above were fixed, it wouldn't be necessary to have two
> > > 	  panels.  Leave the desktop as clean as possible, especially
> > > 	  vertically.
> >  <snip>
> > 
> > i'm not sure quite what you're seeing, per, but i'm sure not seeing what
> > you are.  i set both of my taskbars to autohide and set the size of the
> > bottom one to suit me.
> > 
> > now that i'm used to the dual taskbars, i'd NEVER EVER EVER go back to a
> > single one.  having all my frequently used stuff at the top is
> > wonderful.
> > 
> > it seems to me a bit like you have some configuration problem going on.
> Ok, I took some screenshots that will hopefully make everything clear.
> I've also come to understand that the hideousness I'm referring to, the
> "Custom Menu Bar", can be replaced with the "Main Menu" to get back the
> simple old red hat and its single menu (actually, I have no objection to
> breaking up the menu -- just to the abuse of the panel the way it was
> done here).  But anyway, take a look at these pictures if you're still
> wondering what I was complaining about:
> http://www.netmagic.net/~centaur/CustomMenubarIdentified.png
> http://www.netmagic.net/~centaur/CustomMenuBarOnSide.png
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