From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 14:13:32 EDT
Any particular things in mind?
I think maybe someone (dom?) has already switched [Cancel][ OK ] button
order in the Gnome builds to match the HIG.
I think that Abiword should continue to follow MSWord first and the HIG
Considering the very wise provision in Abiword for differnt keybindings
schemes it might be wise to start a Gnome keybinding scheme.
For example the HIG recommends that Undo be Ctrl+Z and the Redo be
I agree that for a newbie, a neophyte, a clean slate, a
beginner that that it is more consistant to use the shifted and unshifted
versions of the same letter for related tasks.
But i also think that a seperate keybinding scheme should be started and
kept as much as possible the same as MSWord (ill be trying to keep it like
MSWord97 so i hope Microsoft resisted changing anything).
Most of the time the HIG does not go into any huge depth of detail and we
wont have to worry and we can continue like we have been doing and
(like developers should do more often) follow the leader unless there is a
good enough reason to do differently (and that out weighs or
compensates for the confusion of people familiar with the old system).
Mostly abiword is very good about avoiding too many submenus and having
lots of keybindings for things (or it least it used to be, there are so
many newer feature that could do with keybindings, i really could do with
a shortcut for Insert Hyperlink).
I need to read more about usuability. The guidelines are useful for
people who just want to get things done, but i dont learn like that. If i
knew the reasoning behind more of the answers i would be better able to
figure out any gaps not covered by the HIG.
I'm tired and this headache is killing me, stupid cold, mucus, ick.
I am happy enough to bring up HIG issues if and when i notice them. If
you would prefer i keep my comments in bugzilla rather than on the mailing
list i can do that.
On 10 Oct 2002, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> Date: 10 Oct 2002 11:50:17 +0200
> From: Hubert Figuiere <email@example.com>
> To: sam th <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: abidev <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: the GNOME HIG and AbiWord
> On jeu, 2002-10-10 at 06:58, sam th wrote:
> > Many of you (at least the ones who use GTK/GNOME) have heard of the
> > GNOME Human Interface Guidelines. They specify guidelines for the
> Out of footnote range (coredumped).
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