Re: A new logout dialog (v2)

2005-12-13 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
. I don't want to manage anything, I want to put the computer to sleep, or shut it down, or log out, etc. How about Exit? - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin) iD8DBQFDnr3i6PUxNfU6ecoRAjS1AJkBdTNVSCH8zVVuu9MqW4gwsqto3QCeNyJ3

Re: The return of the clocks of death (this time in the new gnome logout dialogs)

2006-01-30 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
shutdown alert. In fact, I doubt if all the stuff we ship by default is safe in this manner, let alone universe and beyond. We currently ship a default Web browser that *already* produces a completely useless alert if you log out or shut down while it's open. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http

Re: Restoring the Help Icon in gnome-panel

2006-02-14 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
for the menu with Help items in it than System. I suggest adding a separate Help menu, to contain the Help and About items. Then it would be very obvious where the help was, and you wouldn't need to come up with a new icon for it. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP

Re: Making example-content more visible

2006-02-21 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
won't matter. And ensure that any images suitable as a desktop background are present in the Desktop Background Preferences list by default. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin) iD8DBQFD++ZL6PUxNfU6ecoRArn9AJ48+urK

Re: For those who care about the notification-daemon

2006-03-03 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
probably should use a background alert instead. -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop

Re: Shipping fspot instead of gthumb

2006-07-17 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, so people can try it. ... F-Spot has been in the Ubuntu repositories since Hoary. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (Darwin) iD8DBQFEvFYn6PUxNfU6ecoRAgjFAKCGhUj7qQhkGFkCk56dnzLXNrJJ4wCdGMgK 3bwEB0fO5RxF7WkoHtYcRCc= =Km3z

Re: Feedback from What New Users Want BoF at ubucon

2006-09-14 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
hand, that there is no indication of which things on the panel are buttons and which are menus is already confusing. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (Darwin) iD8DBQFFCRNW6PUxNfU6ecoRApfQAKC5fXBxVfUWNWvktHlZnAEN5EehHACfaV2l 3CQ

Re: Help Menu Specification

2007-01-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
it clearer that it's not asking for a separate menu. Thanks -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop

Re: User Interface of the X Configuration Tool

2007-06-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
should use draggable thumbnails of each display. For accessibility, each thumbnail could be focusable and movable using the arrow keys. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop

Re: User Interface of the X Configuration Tool

2007-06-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, it would be ok to advertise it here, but not in a Nautilus window or a filepicker.) Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo

Re: User Interface of the X Configuration Tool

2007-06-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
On Jun 4, 2007, at 11:15 PM, Sebastian Heinlein wrote: Am Montag, den 04.06.2007, 22:43 +1200 schrieb Matthew Paul Thomas: ... So here's what the competition does: http://think-well.org/articles/2006/12/28/managing-multiple-displays How does the MacOS dialog allow to change the resolution

Re: User Interface of the X Configuration Tool

2007-06-05 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
On Jun 5, 2007, at 7:01 PM, Sebastian Heinlein wrote: Am Dienstag, den 05.06.2007, 14:28 +1200 schrieb Matthew Paul Thomas: On Jun 4, 2007, at 11:15 PM, Sebastian Heinlein wrote: ... In GNOME we use a notebook with tabs or a left sided list view. It would not be consistent. That's

Re: Fast-user-switch-applet not on panel by default

2007-10-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
in Tomboy's preferences, the presence of the Trash item could be a checkbox in Nautilus's preferences, the presence of the Show Desktop and Window List items could be checkboxes in the Windows preferences, and so on. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description

Re: DisplayConfigGtk

2007-11-14 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
after starting the computer and Revert configuration after shutting down the computer? ... A control that already has a text label, such as a command button or checkbox, should not need a tooltip to be understandable to most of the target audience. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
feature 1-pixel strokes). And a smart image-resizing algorithm, that can shrink (large) icons so they don't look blurry at any size. To make things other than the panel resolution-independent is quite a bit more complicated, but that's another story. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-16 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
On Nov 16, 2007, at 4:29 PM, Ted Gould wrote: On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 16:12 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: So to avoid the panel looking ugly at different resolutions, I think you'll need a couple of other things first. An icon style that is robust at all sizes from 16px*16px upward (so

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop

Re: Debian Screensaver

2007-11-28 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
to do it. Ubuntu's Web site, and to a lesser extent its help pages, can and do perform this task much more thoroughly. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com

Re: evolution as panel shortcut

2008-01-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
and personalized anyway. Many more people use OO (writer in particular) than a mail app. ... What are your data sources for these statements? Thanks - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http

Re: Proposal: include Brasero by default

2008-01-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
. So if you want to solve the duplication problem thoroughly, implement the missing data CD features in nautilus-cd-burner (branching it if necessary), and the missing audio CD features in Rhythmbox. :-) Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version

Re: Proposal: include Brasero by default

2008-01-16 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, that user testing usually finds only big problems -- it rarely finds small problems, and designing solutions to the problems is a separate process. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla

Re: Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

2008-02-12 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On Feb 10, 2008, at 11:01 PM, Ivan Sagalaev wrote: Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: The panel could copy this behavior: Alt+dragging could move the panel, while normal dragging does nothing. That way people would be much less likely to move the panel

Re: Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

2008-02-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
the modifier is ignored, and in Firefox it (probably accidentally) closes the menu. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

Re: Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

2008-02-21 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Greg K Nicholson wrote on 21/02/08 15:43: On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 17:52 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: ... Greg K Nicholson wrote on 14/02/08 03:05: ... In which case Alt-dragging wouldn't move the window as usual. ... It already doesn't

Re: Intuitive Popup Scrollbars

2008-08-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
be confusing at first glance, it would quickly become another reason to get hooked on Ubuntu :) ... How do you know? Have you tested it? If so, on how many people? Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using

Re: Intuitive Popup Scrollbars

2008-08-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Celeste Lyn Paul wrote on 18/08/08 14:01: On Monday 18 August 2008 08:31:03 Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: ... KDE does a similar (but somewhat more confusing) thing by having two up/left buttons in a scrollbar, one at the the top/left and the other

Re: Call for testing empathy

2008-08-20 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, and I have not yet had time to report them all as bugs. If anyone would like to help out with this, especially in finding bugs that have already been reported, I'd greatly appreciate it. (Wherever the wiki page says (), it needs a link to a bug report.) Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http

Re: Pidgin/Empathy (was Desktop team meeting, 2008-09-04)

2008-09-05 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2008-August/001697.html Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFIwUpT6PUxNfU6ecoRAgHqAKCaKjx5ENjo3f071C4fp5yv0AGGcQCgm1zW

Re: Icons in the fast-user-switching menu: mock

2008-11-17 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
them up exactly with the equivalent icon in the panel itself. Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop mailing list ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop

Re: Please Comment: Proposal to change the name of Applications - Add/Remove...

2009-01-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
when it was called Add/Remove Programs, it was overwhelmingly used for uninstalling programs, not for installing them. It offered no selection of programs you could install. -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- ubuntu-desktop

Re: [ubuntu-web] Girl gets Ubuntu on a Dell by mistake, absolutely hates it...

2009-01-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
. (That is, it shouldn't say Firefox can't find the server at www.ubuntu.com; it should say This computer is not connected to the Internet, with a button for setting up your connection.) Cheers -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ PGP.sig Description: This is a digitally signed message

Re: Contributing usability expertise to ubuntu project

2009-01-21 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
people involved in usability in the Ubuntu community include Celeste Lyn Paul (seele, specializing in Kubuntu and KDE), Andreas Nilsson (andreasn), Martin Albisetti (beuno), and Rick Spencer (rickspencer3). Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG

Re: gnome-control-center

2009-02-24 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
to discuss their research, and they plan to make it public, but have not done so yet. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

fontconfig vs. Gnome

2009-03-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Your ... other ... personalities? Yes, ma'am, that was my 'Gnome' personality. Right now I'm in my 'fontconfig' personality. You have the personality of a gnome? ... No, wait, don't bother answering that question. I'm leaving. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE

Re: When inserting an Ubuntu CD on Ubuntu...

2009-03-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-boggling button Open Autorun Prompt. This button produces the same alert box as appeared when I inserted the CD in the first place. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http

Re: fontconfig vs. Gnome

2009-03-05 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
that than by presenting two options that do exactly the same thing. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

Re: fontconfig vs. Gnome

2009-03-05 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
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Re: Looking for help

2009-05-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, or if it can't, that the specific help you want is help with porting it. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

Re: Idea: To have oversight of (or at least be made aware of) highly visible projects.

2009-06-24 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
contributors learn design processes and principles to use themselves. Thanks for helping out! Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

Re: Idea: To have oversight of (or at least be made aware of) highly visible projects.

2009-06-25 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
testing on particular tasks. One thing the Canonical Design team hopes to do in the next few months is publish guidelines for volunteers on how to carry out this kind of testing. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment

Re: Gthumb as default image viewer?

2009-07-16 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Vincenzo Ciancia wrote on 14/07/09 17:52: Il 13/07/2009 17:02, Matthew Paul Thomas ha scritto: I helped the F-Spot developers with some design issues at Guadec last week. But the general issue of one interface being used for file management

Re: Icons removed from Buttons and context menus - Patch Applications to show icons

2009-08-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
help out. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkp4AVMACgkQ6PUxNfU6ecqcpQCgn3E55aKEbMeenonkp3wGNXOh nawAn3hRfazuhFWZ7hgy7nk3kl8LMEbo =TKwl

Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-08-27 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Thanks! - -- Matthew Paul Thomas, lead designer Michael Vogt, lead engineer -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkqWqYMACgkQ6PUxNfU6ecpuxACfbaqKff9XMP/wD+ZHomklAhTH

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-08-28 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
for a couple of days: the Store no longer includes Add/Remove Applications code. I've just fixed it: The Store is implemented using Python, GTK, and Aptdaemon, and may use PackageKit for some components. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-08-28 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
, for boring legal reasons. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkqXrFkACgkQ6PUxNfU6ecpDzwCgkywLYFvtV3aUyX8vdbDy778g /GoAoKXc7ThuXh/i9gav/oZUWVmn495p

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-08-28 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Matthew East wrote on 28/08/09 11:44: On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas m...@canonical.com wrote: ... Center was unfortunately off-limits because it lacks cross-Atlantic compatibility, i.e. it differs in US English vs

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-08-30 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
pretty sure that in twenty years, software will still exist and be publicly relevant. I am much less certain that applications will. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-09-01 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
to counteract the fact that it is called a Store seems like a lot of work to fix a problem that is avoidable by calling it something other than a Store. ... I would have specified that that line should be there regardless of what the program was called. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http

Re: Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

2009-09-10 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
already does this. And Ubuntu has too many bug reports, not too few. Cheers - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkqpF

Re: Proposal: Ubuntu is not intuitive

2009-11-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
/term_945.txl http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20030825.html There are various techniques for improving learnability. These include simplicity, consistency, and instruction. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG

Re: Beautiful stupidity?

2010-03-10 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Vishnoo wrote on 09/03/10 06:04: On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 22:54 +, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: ... And then the Human icon theme changes that arrived late in Karmic made things slightly worse again. It was different people doing each

Re: Software Center Request

2010-05-05 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
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Re: OneConf and Software Center

2010-06-10 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
packages to be accessible from Ubuntu Software Center, but *maybe* only as a menu item that launches the Migration Assistant. What do you think? Is there any other reason you'd want to record that kind of list? - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG

Re: OneConf and Software Center

2010-07-12 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Didier Roche wrote on 30/06/10 21:25: On mer., 2010-06-30 at 18:06 +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: ... https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#oneconf ... I just see some missing remarks and want to clarify them with you: - we just list

Re: How to handle PPAs that need to override Software Center metadata?

2010-08-27 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
). - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAkx3f7kACgkQ6PUxNfU6ecrwIwCcCCyO6qUvVztzOPO0Oxi5shaE qfEAoMjQwNd1RUzhpwe0GPiPWzEuSsMi =8drP -END PGP

Re: Featured Apps for Maverick

2010-09-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
added that 22 number https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Lucid/FeaturedApps?action=diffrev1=66rev2=65, but I don't understand the importance of 2 screens max. I don't mind at all how long the list is. So long as everything in there is actually good. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz

Re: Update on the Featured Applications for Maverick

2010-09-28 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
; * someone to maintain the lists; * a server to host the lists on; * Ubuntu Software Center to fetch and cache the list from the server every week or so. - -- Matthew Paul Thomas http://mpt.net.nz/ -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG

Re: Default Desktop Experience for 11.04 - User testing results

2011-04-14 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Rick Spencer wrote on 08/04/11 02:38: ... Back at UDS for 11.04 in Orlando, Mark set the goal of using Unity by default on the Ubutu desktop. Given the current course of development, it appears that we are going to achieve this goal, and Unity will

Re: Default Desktop Experience for 11.04 - User testing results

2011-04-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Bryce Harrington wrote on 15/04/11 06:48: On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 03:00:31AM +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: * 8/10 people could find a window's menus, but 7/8 of them learned to * Only 4/11 worked out how to change the background picture

[Oneiric-Topic] Cleaning up Startup Applications

2011-04-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 This is a rather boring topic, but it is relatively simple work that is easily splittable and well-suited for a UDS discussion. It is useful for people to be able to set up particular applications to launch whenever they log in. In theory, the

Re: Default Desktop Experience for 11.04 - User testing results

2011-04-15 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
in time to be helpful for the default experience discussion. On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 22:48 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote: On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 03:00:31AM +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: * 8/10 people could find a window's menus, but 7/8 of them learned to * Only 4/11 worked out how

Re: Default Desktop Experience for 11.04 - User testing results

2011-04-19 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Jono Bacon wrote on 16/04/11 20:05: On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 03:00 +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: ... Last week, Charline Poirier ran a user test of Unity, with 11 individual participants. This week, I have helped Charline analyze the results

Re: Language chooser at login

2011-07-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Robert Ancell wrote on 04/07/11 03:44: If you change the display language within a session, it does not take effect in that session, but only after you have logged out and logged in again. The language setting is one of the few things that works

Let's discuss this at the next UDS

2011-07-06 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote on 06/07/11 07:05: ... In addition to that, the fact that this discussion started is a good reason IMO to consider the matter further during UDS-P. In a thread like this, people tend to forget that there is more into

Re: [Desktop12.04-Topic] Video playback?

2011-10-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Shane Fagan wrote on 05/10/11 07:59: Hey Didier, People trying to use video have the same critics that when they don't look the audio support: slow to start, confusing interface and so on. Well there is a bit of an interesting give and take here and it should be talked about. The people who

Re: [Desktop12.04-Topic] control center cleanup

2011-10-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Rodrigo Moya wrote on 06/10/11 15:23: ... For Oneiric we went the easy route of adding a way to run external applications for the stuff we wanted in the control center. But this looks quite bad (some panels are embedded, others run a separate

Re: [Desktop12.04-Topic] Crash Database

2011-10-08 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Ted Gould wrote on 08/10/11 16:44: On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 15:39 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote: For Precise, I don't think we want to try to undertake implementation, but it would be nice to get the design more fleshed out and perhaps do a

Re: [Desktop12.04-Topic] Crash Database

2011-10-10 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Bryce Harrington wrote on 08/10/11 22:33: On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 11:44:41AM -0400, Ted Gould wrote: On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 15:39 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote: For Precise, I don't think we want to try to undertake implementation, but it

Re: [Desktop12.04-Topic] control center cleanup

2011-10-11 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Rodrigo Moya wrote on 10/10/11 17:09: On sáb, 2011-10-08 at 17:44 +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: Rodrigo Moya wrote on 06/10/11 15:23: ... * language-selector: we just need ability to install languages and input method support

Re: Does Ubuntu upload personal information by default and without permission now?

2011-10-11 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote on 11/10/11 12:43: ... I had difficulties believing this to be true, so I tested it. I searched for an artist of which I have no records, and sure enough, the music lense told me I could purchase it. I then

Re: Does Ubuntu upload personal information by default and without permission now?

2011-10-13 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 John Rowland Lenton wrote on 12/10/11 21:08: On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:36:29 -0400, Jeremy Bicha jbi...@ubuntu.com ... (Drifting offtopic, would it make sense for the Music Store to be part of Software Center?) No. Ubuntu Software Center doesn't

Re: Sound settings changes for Precise

2011-10-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
. ... As it stands, PulseAudio now provides sufficient information [2] for us to have the possibility to revamp the Sound Settings UI to make it more user friendly. This change was first discussed with Matthew Paul Thomas in June (IIRC), then Harry von Haaren - a summer worker - took on first making some

Re: [Desktop 12.04-Topic] Mozilla upgrade experience

2011-10-20 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Chris Coulson wrote on 18/10/11 21:57: ... 1) A long standing issue we have is that upgrades totally break all currently running instances of Firefox or Thunderbird until they are restarted. This is made worse because we move the install

Re: [Desktop 12.10 Topic] The future of third-party driver installation

2012-04-20 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Martin Pitt wrote on 18/04/12 08:14: ... * We install some drivers (like Broadcom wifi) straight from Ubiquity now, which certainly makes sense for devices where there is no free alternative. Ubuntu uses third-party software to display Flash,

Re: [Desktop13.04-Topic] gnome-control-center

2012-10-04 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Sebastien Bacher wrote on 28/09/12 09:02: Le 28/09/2012 04:18, Jeremy Bicha a écrit : ... - Ubuntu has 46 patches for gnome-control-center 3.4 in Quantal; Debian Wheezy has 6. Yeah, though 10 of those 46 are git*, e.g upstream backports,

[Desktop13.04-Topic] Typography (use of fonts) in Ubuntu's interface

2012-10-10 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 For the past few months, Canonical designers have been working on recommendations to improve the way Ubuntu uses fonts. These recommendations cover things like the default font size, a family of sizes for different purposes, use of bold and italics,

[Desktop13.04-Topic] Design guidelines for handling errors

2012-10-12 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Ubuntu, and applications running on Ubuntu, display errors in highly varied ways. Notification bubbles, colored menu titles, alert boxes, ribbons inside, and error icons of various sizes. In some cases these errors are not useful, in that they do not

Re: [Desktop13.04-Topic] Integrate a Paper Cuts toolbelt into ubuntu-dev-tools

2012-10-26 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Colin Watson wrote on 25/10/12 10:22: On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:17:02PM -0400, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Chris Wilson notg...@ubuntu.com On 24 October 2012 13:23, Chris Wilson notg...@ubuntu.com wrote: In

Re: New Additional Drivers location not discoverable

2012-11-23 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Brandon Watkins wrote on 21/11/12 15:39: I've seen quite a few new ubuntu users having a lot of trouble finding the correct place to install proprietary drivers in ubuntu 12.10, since it was moved into software sources. Software Sources

Re: Do we need a sound recorder in the default install?

2013-01-14 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Iain Lane wrote on 14/01/13 12:24: ... I think we should remove gnome-media from the default install. In addition to not being ported and being EOLed upstrem, it seems to be quite crashy now. There are some bad reviews on the software centre

Re: Default Browser Follow-up

2013-06-13 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Jason Warner wrote on 11/06/13 23:16: ... 1. This is NOT about which browser is better. 2. This is NOT about which browser has more features or X, Y or Z feature. 3. Openness and freedom are still part of our core values. However I'd

Re: Default Browser Follow-up

2013-08-19 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Michael Hall wrote on 14/08/13 21:09: On 08/14/2013 02:48 PM, Benjamin Kerensa wrote: ... I do not think the any technically valid reasons have been discussed actually. Most of the feedback has been in opposition of changing to Chromium not

Re: Ubuntu 14.10 onwards: Convergence is coming...

2014-04-23 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Robert Ancell wrote on 15/04/14 23:25: On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM, Sebastien Bacher ... Le 15/04/2014 04:32, Robert Ancell a écrit : ... Put PolicyKit handling into the shell. We use policykit-gnome for the dialogs but GNOME uses

Re: Usability for touch typers: Keeping fingers on F and J

2014-11-18 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Thomas Güttler wrote on 18/11/14 08:23: ... But still you need to do yoga with you fingers for keys like Backspace or Del. Event Return is finger gym if you want to keep your pointing finger on F and J. ... What could the current

Re: Ubiquity Proposal - Add "minimal" setup with kernel parameter

2017-07-12 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Carl Richell wrote on 11/07/17 16:31: >… > [1] KB layout currently comes after “Installation Type”. Users can’t > set their layout before typing a full-disk encryption password. This is "Local keyboard layout is selected only after entering full system encryption key"

Re: Software installation on modern Ubuntu

2017-08-24 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Nrbrtx wrote on 24/08/17 01:33: >… > As far I can understand here were two methods of software > installation: > 1. apt (apt-get), dpkg, aptitude - for advanced users > 2. synaptic and Ubuntu software-center - for newbies. Synaptic is fine for what it is, but it is not even close to being “for

Re: Software installation on modern Ubuntu

2017-08-31 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Colin Law wrote on 26/08/17 18:21: >… > OK, I see where you are coming from. It never occurred to me that > anyone wanting to install libgtk2.0-dev, or similar, would want to use > a GUI. I assumed everyone used apt for that. Obviously I am wrong. >… Fonts are a clear example of packages that

Re: [Merge] ~azzar1/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup:ubuntu/bionic into ~ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup:ubuntu/bionic

2018-10-29 Thread Matthew Paul Thomas
Review: Approve design Thanks for the text fixes  -- https://code.launchpad.net/~azzar1/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup/+git/gnome-initial-setup/+merge/354195 Your team Ubuntu Desktop is requested to review the proposed merge of ~azzar1/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup:ubuntu/bionic into