Re: Thoughts about Unity and some ideas for improvement

2011-04-20 Thread Jo-Erlend Schinstad
It'd be interesting to know how left-handed people feel about Unity.
It's very dominated by super-num, super-w, super-s, super-a, super-t,
etc. This is very nice for right-handed people, since you'd usually
use the right hand for the mouse. But left-handed people would
probably prefer to use the left hand for the mouse, forcing them to
move between the mouse and keyboard fairly often.

This is another good reason to use the alt-key in super-w and super-s,
etc, since that would reduce the necessity of using the mouse so you
don't have to move your hands as often.

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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Re: Thoughts about Unity and some ideas for improvement

2011-04-20 Thread Zygmunt Krynicki

W dniu 20.04.2011 11:20, Jo-Erlend Schinstad pisze:

It'd be interesting to know how left-handed people feel about Unity.
It's very dominated by super-num, super-w, super-s, super-a, super-t,
etc. This is very nice for right-handed people, since you'd usually
use the right hand for the mouse. But left-handed people would
probably prefer to use the left hand for the mouse, forcing them to
move between the mouse and keyboard fairly often.


I don't know any left handed person that also uses left hand for using 
the mouse. Perhaps my sample data is rare but that's what I observed.


(I am left handed as well)

Best regards
ZK

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Re: Thoughts about Unity and some ideas for improvement

2011-04-19 Thread Jan Claeys
Jo-Erlend Schinstad schreef op di 19-04-2011 om 15:56 [+0200]:
 2: workspaces as contexts
 
 Workspaces doesn't currently seem very useful to me. It can be nice if
 you have windows layed out in a certain way, but other than that, I
 don't think I'll use them very much. I think they would be very much
 more useful and user friendly if the super-w didn't display windows
 from other workspaces, but was limited only to the current workspace
 like alt+tab is.

You can fix this with CCSM by changing the keybindings for the compiz
Scale plugin if you want.


  I always use workspaces as contexts. That is, I
 have a workspace where I do general stuff like surfing and chatting
 with friends for no particular purpose. I also have one workspace that
 I use when I play guitar and sing, etc, I have one for managing my
 network of physical and virtual machines and one I use for
 development. I work with different files and websites in these
 contexts so I open new instances of Nautilus and Firefox. This is
 probably the only time I open more than one instance of these
 applications since both supports tabs very well.

 For my workflow, it would be extremely useful if the launcher and
 super-w was context aware so that pressing super-1 would open only
 the Nautilus relevant to my current work and super-2 would switch to
 my relevant Firefox. That is to say that if I'm in my general context
 with Firefox and Nautilus open, then switch to a new context, pressing
 super-1 and super-2 would open new instances of those applications,
 and then later switch between those instances in this context only.
 When switching between contexts, the default browser in the context
 you switch to should be set as the one to open links. (This has been a
 problem for me for ages). Opening a link from gnome-terminal in my
 Guitar context should never result in the link being opened in my VM
 Management context, for instance. This helps me stay focused on my
 current tasks.

+1000 from me on fixing that behaviour for Firefox etc.  :)

(I think it might require more workspace-awareness by the applications
themselves and/or maybe the GUI toolkits though?)


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