Philosophy of minimal disturbance of existing users

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at
Sat Sep 15 14:43:42 UTC 2012

On 09/15/2012 02:00 AM, JoeS wrote:
> Migration assistant was very necessary for TB3.1 due to the number of 
> changes. But maybe we could use a simpler approach when there
> are fewer.
> How about something like this:
> When a new feature is available, offer the feature at startup, but 
> don't finalize the pref until shutdown. This does require a hidden 
> pref for the
> feature, and all the added code complexities that  implies. Maybe that 
> could be a temp pref for the first few weeks of a new feature.
Or we could also inform about the new feature/change after a upgrade 
(especially a silent one). Possibly some kind of inline ui element 
saying "Hi! Did you notice the new menu? We gave you more space and it's 
easy to change back if you want to." or something along those lines.
- Andreas

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