George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Thu Dec 8 15:15:47 GMT 2005

On Thursday 08 December 2005 03:27, Martin Konold wrote:
> Hi,
> while discussing ISV issues I have been made aware of
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/xsettings-spec/xsettings-spec-0.5.html
> What is the current state/position within KDE about this spec?
> According to some people it would allow to change the button order and
> other things for cross desktop compatibility.
> I personally dislike to have yet another background process running which
> does most of the time nothing except using resources after startup but
> maybe this can solved.

  The UI issues with this constantly drive me crazy.  Because of the button 
order issue, when I run FireFox, I often cancel dialogs I meant to save/Ok.  
Wonderful.  So consider that we switch the button order per-desktop.  Now we 
have a case where not just a few easily recognizable applications, but -all- 
applications, which look the same, on a different computer, will happen to 
have the buttons flipped.  Muscle-memory will have me clicking on the wrong 
thing all the time when I use a different computer.  So I don't just dislike 
the process, I dislike the concept altogether. :)

George Staikos
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