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Month: November 2013

Re: [trinity-users] "Improving"/"Modernizing" the Look of TDE Considered Harmful

From: "iadest@..." <iadest@...>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:11:17 +0100
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I'm using TDE because it's the last UI which is so configurable and is
so easily configurable. In many modern desktops, developers literally
tell you "don't touch our UI". Sometimes they add silently "but buy a
new hardware" as for example Firefox radical UI cuts in their newest
invention (will be introduced to stable in few months) make it unusable
in small notebooks, in which you need a match to right-click.
I'm not against improving UI, but I think the first rule sould never be
making it as developer think will be good, because developer has one
method of working with computer and users have different. The main
principle should be to offer new things as an option. Then users will
choose what is best for them, their workflows and their hardware.
Another example: I'm always working with files. TDE allows
me to rename a file with two clicks (rename in-place option). In most
modern desktop environments developers removed this option, as they
think that programs for batch renaming are better. As today (and it
won't change so quickly) these programs won't rename a photo according
to object in the picture.
Marek W.