agree with Peter,
(part of my job is to improve user interaction && UI usability)
separators are good, even better are spacers (like in Firetox and
Thunderbird [fluid spacers]) also a line OR a background surrounding a
group of buttons are good for focusing to a 'grouped set of functions'
...instead of individual buttons.
anyhow : 2 cigars
peter sikking wrote:
> Bill wrote:
>> It seems to me
>> that the separators are not that important, because the categories
>> are pretty artificial in the first place, and were really imposed
>> to give the very long list some structure, as far as I can see.
>> But this
>> is something that you should consider.
> separators are very important in a menu, to be able to deal with many
> (> 5)
> items, by putting them in sub groups, you get your bearing for aiming.
> even arbitrary sub-grouping is better than none.
>> Anyway, I would like to make this change, and I wonder if there are
> yeah, this is also harder to use because you have to do a controlled
> sideways movement to get from one column to the other.
> sorry: no cigar...
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