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Re: Some impressions about the current status of Unity
Agree, that showing the filter items by default is better and is one less thing to click on. The gnome-shell apps-view shows these filters by default so you can quickly switch between them. Also the list view of course could help browse faster, no need to click so much on "show more results".
yes, the bug report is about having alternative views, is not a new report or just limited to apps lens.
People can open reports for all the other issues we find here and maybe the best approaches that share middle ground
with the different opinions and the vision the devs have.
Is easier to get lenses to behave more the way we want.
To: syraxes@xxxxxxxxx; unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:19:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [Unity-design] Some impressions about the current status of Unity
The problem is having to "expand" options, like the "See more results" option. Too much stuff is being crammed into the dash.
For example, on the Applications Lens, users should be able to use setting to configure it so that it ONLY shows the applications installed on the machine. And by default shows ALL results. This way the user doesn't have to click so many things to get an expanded view of Applications. Also the filters should not have to be expanded (which I believe is the case in 12.04)
if the Applications Lens defaults to show all stuff by default, then Unity is just as convenient as old-GNOME.
1. tap SUPER+A
2. click GAMES
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:39:36 +0200
> From: syraxes@xxxxxxxxx
> To: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Unity-design] Some impressions about the current status of Unity
> Hello people,
> Today I've been curious to see what is the current status of Unity
> compared to the version shipped last year with 11.04.
> So i've installed the Ubuntu daily beta 12.04 in a virtual machine .
> The main thing I would like to comment about is : navigation around
> the available applications .
> I have chosen a simple task : " let's see what games are installed
> " . Steps :
> - CLICK on "ubuntu button"
> - looking for the word "categories" on screen. Couldn't find it.
> Finally figured out that "Filter results" might help with my task
> - CLICK on Filter Results
> - CLICK on Games
> - it displays : Aislerot Solitaire , Freecell Solitaire , Mahjongg , Mines
> - hmm. Are there just 4 games installed ? apparently not - there
> is a link "See 1 more result"
> - CLICK on "see 1 more result".
> The next task "now let's see what development software is installed" . Steps :
> - the screen is still showing the previous screen with the games .
> - CLICK on Developer in "filter results"
> - nothing changes in the search results !
> - CLICK on Games , to deselect
> - the Developer software finally
> Result : after 6 clicks I have been able to see what games and what
> development tools are installed by default in 12.04 beta .
> Too big icons , on a normal display there will always be necessary
> to click on "see more N results".
> Now let's see the steps needed to do the same tasks in Ubuntu 10.04 , gnome 2 :
> - CLICK on "ubuntu button"
> - move the mouse over "Games" . Read the list of applications.
> - move the mouse over "Programming" . Read the list of applications.
> Sorry for ranting , but killing productivity for visual cuteness is
> not progress ...
> It should be possible to have a classical menu with applications
> categories (maybe on right-click on the desktop).
> My personal conclusion : the current Unity is just as disappointing
> as last year.
> Starting an application multiple times seems to be handled ok now
> (useful particularly for terminals).
> But there is still zero configurability (in settings -> appearance
> the user can only change the wallpaper and autohide the launcher .
> Quite hilarious in a sad way ) .
> No possibility to disable the global menu .
> My main showstopper : no classic applications menu.
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