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Give GNOME 3 time
Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:07 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
Posted Aug 16, 2012 18:45 UTC (Thu) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
The reason it is default was due to usability studies all saying single click is far easier for new users... Which is surely true, even after years and years behind both windows and Mac systems, my dad double-clicks menu items and forgets to double-click items in the file manager.
I'm surprised to this day that GNOME didn't pick up on this. The way it is solved in KDE is quite elegant imho - the selection marker is quite big with the large icons that are default.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 20:00 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
As far as selection markers are concerned, they should really appear as a pop-up that is offset (horizontally, most likely) from the icon/name combination in something like Dolphin, so as to avoid trespassing on the icon in a potentially non-obvious fashion for people who have to squint to see such things or who don't have normal colour vision.
Posted Aug 18, 2012 11:09 UTC (Sat) by Jandar (subscriber, #85683)
Posted Sep 1, 2012 16:45 UTC (Sat) by rich0 (guest, #55509)
The only time I use a file manager is to move files around in bulk but with somewhat careful selection. I'd be using the shell if I just wanted to manipulate a single file or something that I could use wildcards for.
So, having to figure out how to select files without opening them is incredibly frustrating in KDE. Fortunately somebody in this thread just referenced the config setting and I changed it. Finally, sanity prevails until somebody decides I don't know what I'm doing and removes the option...
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