Philosophy of minimal disturbance of existing users

Axel axel.grude at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 16 12:23:47 UTC 2012


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*Subject:*Re: Philosophy of minimal disturbance of existing users
> On 16/09/2012 12:10 AM, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>> On 09/14/2012 07:49 PM, Kent James wrote:
>>> As another user interface issue, I just tried some new Daily runs, and immediately 
>>> notice that my menus are gone.
>> This is part of the larger Australis design based on Steven Horlanders design and 
>> Richard Marti did an amazing job here.
>> http://breakingtheegg.tumblr.com/post/18904507727/and-windows-7-the-menu-button-is-the-three 
>>
>>>
>>> That forces a dramatic change in the way that I am used to working. While I 
>>> understand the reasons behind it, and probably agree with them, for the typical 
>>> user who had gotten used to doing things a certain way, this is just an annoyance. 
>>> Today may not be the day that I really wanted to stop what I was doing, and figure 
>>> out how to turn the menus back on. The reaction of most existing users, IMHO, is 
>>> going to be a mild round of cussing at the arrogance of developers who are 
>>> constantly pushing change on users who really don't want it. (Now I've been the 
>>> guy getting cussed at in the past, and there are times that change is needed, I 
>>> understand that).
>>>
>> I can see your point of view, but at the same time I wonder if we might have a 
>> obligation towards our current user base to allow them to get more space to read 
>> their e-mails. 
> Personally I am sick of hearing about how one line is going to give more space, 
> particularly in planning where I have about 12 lines of header making reading space 
> in the preview window almost impossible.  I am sorry, but I would see making the 
> mail header collapsible as a far more useful activity.
How about Integrating Compact Header? I am all for that, it is always the first thing 
I install on any new Tb instance. Could we reach out to the author?

Axel

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