On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 07:05 PM, Pete Prodoehl wrote:
>>>> What's wrong with having options? Options are there to make everyone
>>>> I would use this option if it existed.
>>> Every user has their pet option. If you added every possible option,
>>> you'd end up like Mozilla. Bloated, with difficult to use
>>> It's not the mac way.
> No, it's the unix way - wait, Mac OS X is unix... ;)
> Mozilla's also got the prefs you can only change by hand-editing the
> prefs file, which is actually not such a bad idea, as it allows the
> power-users to change every pref, and hides extra clutter in the UI. I
> know, there's already too many prefs in Mozilla, well that's what some
> people think anyway.
Still, Alan's point about avoiding having every pref possible is very
important. We can not possibly test all possible variations of the
preference settings, so even hidden prefs can be a bad idea.
The first solution should always be to make the application "behave
properly" rather than forcing that decision on the user. We should
really carefully consider any additions to the preferences.
So my vote is for either implementing a confirmation dialog if it
appears something is going on (based on criteria I mentioned earlier),
or just leaving things the way they are.