Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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The author misses the standars in toolkits!
by Timerever on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 08:30 UTC

That's right, he didn't mention it, even that being one of the greatest mistakes in Linuxland.

And it's just not about making all programs look the same, but about usability, and I'll give a few examples:

1. Adding a side bookmark on a KDE Open/Save dialog box doesn't put that same bookmark in GTK dialog box and vice-versa

2. Gnome programs have their confirmation dialogs with switched buttons (the No/Yes question in Gnome dialogs)

3. Changing UI settings in KDE doesn't change them in GTK and vice-versa

4. It really looks bad

And these are just a few I remember now because there is probably much more.