From: Antonio C. Censi <accensi@mo...> - 2003-01-21 20:51:35
I make mine the complaints of Adam Sampson <azz@...>, about the missing Summary view in the new version.
Also the new version is adjusting the display, from one column to multi-column, and the reverse when you add or delete a file with a longer name, in the Small Icons display. With Large Icons the change is worse bacause it splits the names in 3 lines, wasting a lot of window space.
Column titles are not needed and sorting order can be applied by buttons and pop-up menus, as Thomas described very well some days ago.
A more general remark, in the usability guidelines, cost of cursor travel is not being take in account in the changes, only cost of clicks. That is right for the regular mouses, but for the poor that must use a touch pad in the crowd space of a plane traveling from one corner to the other is terrible.
In any the software is very nice; we must only try not to transform it in another Konqueror (a very good filer and browser, in any case), adding tons of features seldom used.
Thanks, Tomas, and keep the good work!
A. C. Censi