Philosophy of minimal disturbance of existing users

Unicorn.Consulting unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 22:37:40 UTC 2012


On 16/09/2012 9:53 PM, Axel wrote:
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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?
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=634831  Just what I thought 
back in Feb 2011.  It has not received much traction though
>
> Axel
>


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