[another PATCH]: Kicker find as you type
Aaron J. Seigo
aseigo at kde.org
Tue May 3 17:41:57 BST 2005
On Tuesday 03 May 2005 06:53, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> as usability? This is aweful - a menu that needs a search box to find
> something in it?
so it's agreed: we ditch the kmenu concept altogether and do something
it's not some sort of secret that people can not find applications in the
kmenu until they learn where they are in the hierarchy. it's similar to the
issues we have with kcontrol: large, deeply (e.g. >2 levels) nested
hierarchies. most people simply can't remember where things are.
so most people tend to avoid the kmenu and use desktop and panel icons as much
as possible, with more capable users loving the minicli. this only makes the
problem worse, since when they DO need something from the kmenu they use it
so rarely that it becomes that much harder to remember where anything is =)
we can complain about the stupidity of the size of the kmenu and i'd agree.
but as long as we have a 'list of all available applications' and that list
of applications is in more than half a dozen categories and contains more
than a dozen or so entries ..... it's not very friendly.
Aaron J. Seigo
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