Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion

From: <eviltwin69@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 22:47:52 EEST
('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:34 , Lee Revell <> sent:

>On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 10:46 +0200, Mario Lang wrote:
>> That is the point, I absolutely dont feel reading up on something
>> is necessarily a bad thing. My hair stand up if I watch
>> a typical no-clue windows user more or less randomly hitting
>> buttons in the interface until "something" works. I do feel this
>> "it has to work out of the box without me having to know anything
>> about it" attitude is childish.
>I disagree violently with this line of reasoning. Software should
>ALWAYS work the way the user expects it to unless there is a DAMN GOOD
>REASON, for example if you are offering a much more powerful interface
>than the user is used to.
>For example, most apps (Firefox and IE) use "Ctrl-F" to 'Find in page'.
>Except Evolution, which forces you to use "Ctrl-S" to 'Find (Search) in
>page', because they have already bound Ctrl-F to 'Forward message'.

    Ah, but Ctrl-S has been search in all versions of Emacs for the last couple
of decades. I think that predates IE and Firefox. They must not have felt like
doing it in the normal way ;-) And you don't need to point out that Emacs isn't
a browser since Evolution isn't one either.

>This is a MAJOR usability bug; "We didn't feel like doing it the normal
>way" is NEVER a "good reason" for usability purposes.

Received on Tue Jul 26 00:15:15 2005

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