Fedora - time to blink

Ian Chapman packages at amiga-hardware.com
Sun Nov 27 15:18:32 UTC 2011

On 11/27/2011 11:10 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-11-27 at 22:47 +0800, Ian Chapman wrote:
>> why I have to press Alt + RMB to pop up a menu on a panel in Gnome?
>> Seriously, WTF?
> Gosh, gee, Gnome just don't understand the concept of a menu.  It's
> supposed to present you with your list of choices, neatly categorised,
> simply by looking at it.  Are they playing the easter egg game, where we
> have to go around trying out various random key sequences to see what
> might happen?

It certainly feels like it. I have particular problems remembering 
hot-keys. I rarely use them and rely heavily on the mouse and menus. I 
think the main reason is because I have to regularly use 7 different 
desktops on 4 different operating systems and don't like surprises when 
a hot-key doesn't do what you expect.

> It's a dumb user interface that requires you to press keys as well as
> use the mouse, to make use of a menu.  Quite apart from hiding things,
> it's a usability issue from anyone who has trouble using both hands at
> the same time.

On top off not actually giving you a hint as to what the hot key should be.

Ian Chapman.

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