Joined: July 2004
||Posted: May 11 2007,02:31
I'm sure I have a bias against clicky interfaces in most cases, which has kept me away from experimenting with several otherwise attractive applications such as Rox and Matchbox.
Even when I was still attached to Windows I had been moving progressively further away from the standard interface, changing the shell to blackbox, and windows commander as file manager.
I'm not saying I'm opposed to clickable interfaces in general, of course. In some cases they are a very helpful alternative to remembering how to spell lengthy commands, and often just allow me to do stuff before I have any coffee. I guess I just find desktop icons and complex menu trees to be a bit of a waste of space (and I loathe the xdg format that so many developers have adopted). The exception being the ability in some environments to drag objects onto an icon and choose an action to perform on the object. I occasionally miss that behavior.