Re: [gnome-love] patch to change tooltips for terminal emulator and help system

jpg2 cec wustl edu wrote:

Some of the stuff Sun pointed out in their useability study seemed to me
to be simply due to a lack of familiarity with terminology - yes, some
terminology is obscure, but I see little point in simply duplicating
Windows terminology, because not everyone's familiar with that either,
and it's not necessarily any good anyway.

"Command Prompt" isn't duplicating windows terminology--it's the most
descriptive phrase I can think of to describe what it is you get when
you press that launcher.  "Command Line" isn't bad either, though a
prompt is really what you're getting.   "Terminal emulation program"
has to go for a tooltip.  Yes, I know that's technically what it is
that you are launching and in the terminal emulation program you're
running a shell which gives you a command prompt, but that's neither
here nor there.

Actually, "Command Prompt" is duplicating Windows - Windows NT/2000 to be precise (and, presumably XP as well). But I guess you're right - I'm just rather fond of the notion of dropping people in at the deep end. Although that's probably not a good thing for widespread use of GNOME. However, I don't particularly want GNOME to turn into a better-looking KDE.

Their points about the GDM dialog were pretty valid though.

Most definitely.  I heard someone mention that he/she is tackling
some/all of the issues there.  If that person wants some assistance,
let me know.  I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes.

I was wondering if I could do anything there as well, but I probably don't have time anyway. Still, there's nothing to stop me playing with it if I do find the time, even if everyone else hates it. Ah, the joy of the GPL!

Matthew Walton
matthew alledora co uk

Miri it is whil Linux ilast

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