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Re: scrollbars [was: Re: really attracting developers]

From: phil taylor
Subject: Re: scrollbars [was: Re: really attracting developers]
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 14:15:04 +1000

On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 03:21 +0200, Markus Hitter wrote:
> Am 05.09.2006 um 01:06 schrieb Pascal Bourguignon:
> > On NeXTSTEP, I just kept the menu out of screen, and configured the
> > right button to pop it up under the mouse.[...]
> > Clearly, a menu bar is silly.

> Clearly, menus popping up where ever your mouse is, are silly. The  
> human eye and brain remembers locations, and if the locations of menu  
> items change all the time, it's extra work to pick them each time.
> No, I don't think GNUstep can find a general solution for all these  
> personal preferences and I try to ignore these fruitless discussions,  
> but I couldn't resist on this one.
> Markus
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> Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
> http://www.jump-ing.de/

The many different ideas of what consitutes the ideal GUI, with what is
silly to one person is sensible to another, shown on this mailing list,
clearly seem to demonstrate that a GUI that is to appeal to a wide
audience needs to be configurable. Anything less is destined only to
find a small niche market at best.

When you design an interface, you cannot assume that what you like
someone else will like. Perhaps thats obvious.


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