Feature discoverability

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Wed Oct 5 10:13:20 UTC 2011


On 10/05/2011 10:50 AM, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
> - in the start page, add a "did you know" section with screenshots on 
> how to enable various features (threaded mode, grouped by date) (that 
> sounds very 1990-y, and reminds me of the light bulb pop-out dialog on 
> MS products),
Might work.
> - create a dialog that pops out the first time a user installs 
> thunderbird, asking "how would you like to read your email?", showing 
> various screenshots, and providing options for group by sort, view 
> threaded, etc.,
Eeek, please no!
"We can't agree on a good default so lets ask you on startup instead" is 
a very non-optimal solution.
> - add a notification bar that shows up after the user has started 
> thunderbird for the N-th time, and provides them with a way to see the 
> aforementioned dialog.
Can this be possible without any involvement of the dialog?

Ludo's idea might work too.
- Andreas



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