Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with

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Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:17 pm

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Hi,

On Wednesday 13 October 2010 22:58:52 Philipp =DCberbacher wrote:

Yes, tell that to the visually impaired users of your software... For some =
of=20
them, the ability to change the color-scheme (or even better just using the=
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system-wide scheme) is _vital_. Or at least the only why to use your belove=
d=20
apps.
The same goes for fonts (type-face and sizes) and if you can use icons from=
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the systems default, it will help users find the actions in the menus too.

> Also a lot more important than colors are shortcuts. 'Desktop guys',

This probably applies to gnome only...
KDE is very much keyboard usable and if the default shortcuts (with system-
wide presets) don't fit your style, you can change them both system-wide an=
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application wide. Did I mention that you can have two shortcuts at the same=
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time for each action?

> Shortcuts

Both are valid. CTRL+q shuts down the app, CTRL+w closes the window (like=20
ALT+F4 does). Sometimes both result in the same, sometimes not (depending i=
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the app can be running as a systray-icon.

One more example:
There are several 'common' ways to search: '/', CTRL+F and F3. Now guess ho=
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many of these chromium provides. And web-browsing is one of the most mouse-
centric things!
(For a laugh: chromium is the only app I use daily that is _not_ reacting t=
o=20
CTRL+Q to quit the app, you have to use CTRL+Shift+Q...)

> The option to quit a program is probably the one thing almost all

Here is the interesting thing: Using the big, bad (really?) toolkits, you g=
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that consistency for free. Its only the small 'we know better then all othe=
rs'=20
who struggle with this...
Which is why I am advocating the use of the more widely adopted toolkits.

I may sound offensive, which I don't intent. What I am trying to say is tha=
t=20
adhering to standards will free your mind from thinking about these basic=20
things. Which results in more time to think about the actual job your app=20
does. Which should result in more and better apps.

Have fun,

Arnold

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[LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Sun Oct 10, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Oct 24, 9:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 3:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Folderol, (Wed Oct 13, 4:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 5:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Philipp Überbacher, (Wed Oct 13, 8:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 11:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Philipp Überbacher, (Thu Oct 21, 10:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 11:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Wed Oct 13, 9:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Thorsten Wilms, (Thu Oct 14, 7:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Wed Oct 13, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Thu Oct 14, 12:13 am)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 2:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Tue Oct 12, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, drew Roberts, (Tue Oct 12, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Wed Oct 13, 12:38 am)
[LAU] Far West (was Re: [LAD] Some new things to play with), Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Oct 13, 2:29 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Robin Gareus, (Wed Oct 13, 1:16 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Arnold Krille, (Wed Oct 13, 6:39 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Wed Oct 13, 11:10 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, torbenh, (Wed Oct 13, 1:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, drew Roberts, (Wed Oct 13, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, david, (Wed Oct 13, 7:19 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 11:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Mon Oct 11, 11:43 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Sun Oct 10, 11:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Jeremy, (Sun Oct 10, 9:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, Igor Brkic, (Sun Oct 10, 9:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Oleg Ivanenko, (Sun Oct 10, 8:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, Oleg Ivanenko, (Sun Oct 10, 9:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Some new things to play with, , (Mon Oct 11, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with, alex stone, (Sun Oct 10, 8:47 pm)