Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Feb 2007 16:40 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
X11, Window Managers Following on from three earlier articles, here are two more articles highlighting usability features of Beryl; the wheel window switcher and the 'wall' for managing virtual desktops. Videos included, so go on, indulge yourself, boys and girls.
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RE: Virtyal Desktop on MBP
by archiesteel on Mon 19th Feb 2007 19:57 UTC in reply to "Virtyal Desktop on MBP"
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

About beryl, I think still need GUI expert touch. The transition is not smooth/abrupt, user may lost the focus.

Could you elaborate on that? Are you saying that Beryl's defaults are not appropriate?

I'm sorry, I'm really trying hard to understand your point, but I can't.

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RE[2]: Virtyal Desktop on MBP
by butters on Tue 20th Feb 2007 01:02 in reply to "RE: Virtyal Desktop on MBP"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

Are you saying that Beryl's defaults are not appropriate?

That would be pure blasphemy of the highest order. Nobody questions the appropriateness of Beryl's defaults! The defaults are fine, it's the user that has inappropriate expectations.

On a more serious note, the GP is totally correct. Once Compiz fixes the right way what Beryl papers over with temporary hacks, some usability research must be done before any serious commercial distributor can ship a release with desktop effects enabled by default.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

That would be pure blasphemy of the highest order. Nobody questions the appropriateness of Beryl's defaults! The defaults are fine, it's the user that has inappropriate expectations.

I think you misunderstood me. I honestly wondered if that is what he meant. I really can't tell from his post.

A bit feisty, aren't we? :-)

And, yeah, I do think that Beryl's defaults need more work. The cool thing about this being an open-source project is that you can actually make recommendations...

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