George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Thu Dec 8 22:46:59 GMT 2005

On Thursday 08 December 2005 17:47, Zack Rusin wrote:
> On Thursday 08 December 2005 23:34, George Staikos wrote:
> >   The (well, one) point is, when I use firefox elsewhere, then I have
> > buttons in different places.  The whole concept is royally confusing.
> I think you're seeing this backwards. Users shouldn't have to base their
> desktop usage on a basis of learning every application individually.
> Desktops should behave consistently. When I'm running desktops X - all
> applications bahave in Y specified way.

  I agree.  I'm looking at it both ways and it's wrong.

> Usage should never be based on: I'm running desktop X, application A
> behaves in Y way, application B behaves in Z way, application C behaves
> in W way... metaphor. This is exactly what we want to avoid. Desktops
> may behave differently (I'm not saying whether that's good or bad) but
> applications running on a desktop should _always_ behave in a well
> specified and consistant manner.

  Firefox, and all the other ones who thought they would be 31337 and make 
their buttons the same way as the Mac works are the guilty ones, IMHO.

George Staikos
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