Category Archives: usability

In praise of Jim Hall

At the beginning of this year, Jon was contacted by someone who was interested in doing user testing on GNOME. This person said that he wanted to promote usability in open source software, and had research experience. His name was … Continue reading

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App centrism and document management

There’s an interesting discussion occuring on the GNOME Usability list at the moment. The topic: should file management be done using the file browser and file system, or using specialist applications each of which accesses their own files? Allan Caeg … Continue reading

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My GNOME Christmas list

Christmas is in the air! Why, only yesterday, I sat by a roaring fire, taking in the scent of pine while sinking a couple of pints of ale. Good times. It being the festive season, I’ve been thinking about what … Continue reading

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GNOME Keyboard Preferences

I tend to alternate between two keyboard layouts, which requires me to interact with GNOME’s Keyboard Preferences dialog (aka gnome-keyboard-properties). I have found setting up keyboard layout switching to be a confusing experience, however. So I recently set about doing … Continue reading

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