Friday, February 5, 2010

Lucid Separates Shutdown and "Me" Menus

Lucid has separated the menus used for shutdown and for "Me," a good usability move.



Funny this is when Karmic brought them together, I am sure you said "that's a good usability move". I am not whinging. Fact is that sooner or later GNOME implements features from KDE and the world says "Aha! that's the way to go!" Until then, its "Oh boy! that's a usability nightmare"

I call this Open-Source parochialism!


Did I say that? I don't think so. The fast-user-switcher/shutdown/IM-status thingy never made ANY sense to me. No one who borrowed my computer ever got it without having it explained, either.

Maybe I said "that's a good usability move," though. If so, I must've been high.


I like the split. The shutdown button needs to be a bit wider for those of us who are a bit clumsy. I end up opening the Me menu when I try to scroll down the shutdown menu. :D

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