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Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs

From: Andrea Corallo
Subject: Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:37:05 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> Cc: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>, nicola.manca85@gmail.com,
>>  thibaut.verron@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:31:59 +0000
>> From: Andrea Corallo via "Emacs development discussions." 
>> <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
>> > If users don't read the normal splash screen, there is no reason to
>> > expect them to look at another "setup screen".
>> I suspect they probably don't read it because there is too much
>> information already, adding more would just make it worst.
> Are you sure you don't say this as someone who've seen that page many
> times already?
> That page is made for people who start Emacs for the first time.  When
> they see that page for the first time, why would we assume they don't
> carefully read all of it?

I'm not a UI designer but my observation is that especially when these
are made to help new starters they try to give only the least (but very
important) possible information.

I think stuffing alot of information in the spash screen makes it less
effective, but I have no proof of that :)


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