[Kde-pim] KDE 4.2 Toolbars

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Nov 13 00:09:54 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 12 November 2008, Sascha Peilicke wrote:
> On Thursday 13 November 2008 00:16:07 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > What is This: another wtf. this so does not belong in the toolbar.
> >
> > that would leave us with:
> >
> > Add News Source
> > Check for Updates
> >
> > i assume that even in german that would fit ;)
> I would recommend having the "Next unread article" as default in the
> toolbar for convenience.

yes, that makes sense. or just "Next" .. "unread" is a detail and unecessary 
in the toolbar.

> As a native german speaker the two
> * Füge Nachrichtenquelle hinzu
> * Nachrichtenquellen aktualisieren
> would work but "feed" is so common nowadays

among which group of humans? asking my non-techy friends here if they follow 
any online feeds, they give me with that "you are such a geek, Aaron" look. 
"news" is a much more well known concept.

"feed" is a technical detail (that a website syndicats articles using a bunch 
of xml, aka a "feed"), whereas "news" or updates is what the user is actually 
trying to do.

that's why Firefox, for instance, just calls them "Latest Headlines" and the 
action is "Subscribe to this page".

if we want true success with average users we need to learn to stop thinking 
like techies when we use words and iconography that the user will see.

Aaron J. Seigo
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