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I would seriously tackle these things about GNOME, given the chance:

  • Add a 'reveal in file browser' command to Rhythmbox's context menu,
  • Make the filename display in Rhythmbox and any program that gets it so horribly wrong into one box rather than two, one for folder and one for name,
  • Make the mouse-during-alt-tab work à la MacOS,
  • Make Epiphany block per-window, not the whole process when a dialog pops up.
  • Make process startup times as low as possible, by delaying initialization as much as possible, and eliminating as much as I can.


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Oct. 29th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)

I don’t like the word “reveal” there, and I don’t like that Apple uses is so consistently. To my mind, to reveal something is to stop some artifice that has kept it, while present, hidden. “Show” more properly connotes that the app is directing your attention to something new.

Oct. 29th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
Hm. Agreed.
Oct. 29th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Silly question: what is GNOME? ;)

I really like your icon, BTW.
Oct. 29th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
It's the system of programs I use all together under Linux: Nautilus to show my files, the GNOME panel to launch programs, Epiphany, the browser, Evolution, the mail reader... all designed to work together and look similar.
Oct. 29th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
OK, I was thinking it was an OS, but than you were saying things that made it sound like it wasn't.

Cool, thanks. :)
Oct. 29th, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
*No* browser I've seen gets UI blocking (or, rather, the would-be-wonderful absence thereof) right. Also, surely computers are fast enough that we can afford a file browser box with a single line entry, tab completion and continuous autofilter (rox comes close, there).
Oct. 29th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
If I could do anything about Gecko-based browsers, I'd remove every blocking dialog. Things that are tied to a single tab should be displayed inside this tab (like new Firefox does with errors - these screens rule and actually TRY to provide useful information). Having Firefox/Flock/Epiphany ask me about everything is silly, the more you ask, the more users get used to clicking OK without reading the message.

-- Patrys
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