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What do we do well, and what do we need to work on, to avoid duplication of work, and keep users understanding how to use our product


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Plasmoids and windows

How do we keep people knowing if they are using a tear-out widget, or a plasmoid, or a panel, or a window, or a tool-tip, or a notification

Buttons & hyperlinks vs mouse over vs danger items

System Settings

System Settings does not honor this, and is confusing because it requires double clicking to open a safe item when double click in file manager is on.

Icons in a filemanager represent a file, and activiation may harm the system, so double-click has been a common way to open them.

Single click, hyperlinks must be safe, typically give indication by cursor change, or color change

Single click buttons must be safe / require confirmation before doing something dangerous


Global vs Local settings

Application override of global Configuration is not standardized.

We should make the kconfigure keep a mask for every application to override global settings. This way we don't have to make each program do extra stuff.

example: A person may want konqueror to always do things with single click, and dolphin to respect danger-item-activation

Pop ups vs pop-ins vs notifications

Most people seem to prefer pop-ins, There are a few important instances when to use pop-ups, and a few


Jargan

Settings vs configure


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