Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 01 2007,08:54
Have I mentioned how much I admire you guys?! I hope that you know that, and it's very sincere.
Thank you Robert, I think the keyboard shortcuts are going to be a good improvement. That thinking lends itself well to the advanced user and allows for a simple model for the new user. Good thinking.
[lucky13] mentioned on another thread that he's been toying with the BlueGlass theme for JWM... as that is my all-time favorite theme for DSL, I'd be very, very excited to see it used. Mind you, I think that the default scheme used for Fluxbox is also sedate, professional and very, very pleasant. It might be worth some thinking to decide whether it would be a positive or negative thing to make both desktops look the same? Would it help in magration? Would it establish a distinguisjing look and feel for the product? Would it confuse?
I still believe that the new user would be best served by having all of the popular programs displayed on the desktop with shortcut icons. I truly do. It's very frustrating to try and find something in a new environment. Let the new user have the chance to love this product by giving them the easiest path to discovery.
Which brings me to double-clicking. How many of you have tried to teach a computer newcomer about double-clicking? It's been my experience that older people and uncoordinated middling people have a humongously tough time double-clicking... and then after they finally learn how to do it, they double-click everything... and end up with 2 Firefox, 2 File Explorers, 2 Text Editors etc etc.
The only two things in the world I can think that get double-clicked are car horns and computer mice... can you think of any others?
This is great feedback and I applaud everyone for speaking up so politely.
My best regards,