Re: Neccessity of panel names in add-to-panel? (was Re: Say goodbye to those ugly ass add-to-panel submenu blues)

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 17:19, Danilo Segan wrote:

> I guess it would be _acceptable_, though it doesn't seem very clear
> (one might wonder whether you're adding <panel name> to panel, or
> you're adding something to a panel <panel name> -- perhaps other
> context will help here?).

Right... I was more interested in the i18n issue than the usability
issue here, really :)

> Still, I think it's not very nice, and should be avoided. OTOH, what
> is the merit of having panel names changeable by users?

If the default names are good, there is probably little need for them to
be editable.  Having good default names is important, though, at least
for accessibility reasons... if you're a blind user cycling through a
bunch of panels, it's not much good if they're all called "panel", and
"panel 1", "panel 2" etc. isn't much better.

Also, I don't know if the user docs ever make any reference to "top
panel" and "bottom panel"-- they shouldn't really, but if they do, then
it's pretty much a necessity for blind users that the default panel
names follow suit.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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