Some 4.1.90 usability thoughts
edscott wilson garcia
edscott at xfce.org
Thu Oct 14 00:08:11 CEST 2004
El mié, 13-10-2004 a las 15:54, Erik Harrison escribió:
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 21:34:09 +0200, Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at xfce.org> wrote:
> > Hey Jeff,
> > Jeff Franks wrote:
> > > I've been using 4.1.90 on Fedora FC3 test 2 for a few weeks and I have a
> > > few usability thoughts that might be worth considering, at some stage.
> > >
> > Hehe, nice careful formulation ;-)
> > > 1. It would be user friendly for left handed people to be able to add
> > > the pager the to left side of the task bar instead of the right.
> > >
> > > I'm left handed and I hold the mouse with my left hand. More often than
> > > not the mouse cursor comes to a rest on the left side of the screen (the
> > > opposite to right handed people). It is a lot easier and more
> > > comfortable for a left handed person to move the cursor up the screen to
> > > the left side of the task rather than diagonally across the screen to
> > > the opposite corner.
> > >
> > Interesting, Im right-handed, but have my mouse on the left (RSI), but I
> > never thought of that ;) Guess I'm so addicted to scrolling on the
> > desktop to switch workspaces, I never use the pager.
> > Yeah, being able to change the order would be nice. I still think the
> > taskbar could use a clock as well.
> > >
> > > 2. Lil' Star Iconbox would make a good panel plugin.
> > >
> > > The Iconbox functions similarly to the task bar and would offer users a
> > > different desktop experience if they could optionally add the Lil' Star
> > > Iconbox to the panel as a plugin, and optionally hide the taskbar. Some
> > > people like to (or need to) maximize screen real estate for the
> > > application(s) they use so having this optional desktop arrangement
> > > might prove beneficial.
> > >
> > Ah, yeah, the icon box... To be honest the icon box is more or less
> > unmaintained and should be replaced with something based on the
> > netk_tasklist functions.
> > I believe the tasklist plugin on xfce-goodies provides the functionality
> > you're looking for.
> > I would like to be able to use multiple panel, which would indeed make
> > the icon box redundant (provided there is indeed an iconbox plugin for
> > the panel). However this requires a serious redesign of the panel and
> > therefore will take a bit of time.
> And, if the taskbar is made to be just another instence of the panel
> widget, then this nicely solves the pager problem.
> I'm drolling waiting for this feature. Won't widgetizing the panel
> also get rid of the need for the --enable-panel stuff in xffm, since
> it'll be part of a shared library? I'd also like to have a floating
> panel again, with launchers.
I don't think so because with this option xffm just uses the launchers
from the panel, support for plugins as well is not planned.
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