On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 2:37 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <to...@sugarlabs.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:36, Daniel Drake<d...@laptop.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here in Nepal we're moving the Shutdown option on the home menu above
> > Control Panel.  It is now the top of our two-item menu (we have also
> > removed Restart and Register)
> >
> > The reasoning for this is that Shutdown is needed much more often than
> > Control Panel, so we want it nearer the mouse when the menu opens.
> > Indeed, this menu is difficult for new users at lesat, who often have
> > trouble moving the mouse cursor into the menu box itself (as it starts
> > in the top left of it) and then maintaining the mouse inside the menu
> > box while they move to the desired option.
> >
> > any interest in this change being made in sugar for everyone?
> As the existing behavior hasn't been backed by real experience, I
> would say we (the developers) want this change unless another deployer
> is opposed.

During dinner Daniel and me talked a bit more about this issue and a useful
extension of this move would be to remove the "reboot" button from the menu
as well. The reasoning here is that we can't think of a single in-school or
even general use-case where a reboot is really necessary. If Sugar itself
requires a restart to apply some changes (e.g. in the control panel) it
cleary communicates that anyway.

What do you guys think?


Christoph Derndorfer
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