Difference between revisions of "Common Human Interface Guideline"

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The purpose of this page is to help direct the defaults given for all of the available desktops (un/supported) so that the initial configuration is more intuitive, reasonable, usable, and non-jarring. The intent is not to emulate Mac or Windows, however, some things may be widely accepted enough to consider.
 
The purpose of this page is to help direct the defaults given for all of the available desktops (un/supported) so that the initial configuration is more intuitive, reasonable, usable, and non-jarring. The intent is not to emulate Mac or Windows, however, some things may be widely accepted enough to consider.
== screen edges ==
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== Workspace ==
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=== Screen Edges ===
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; left-top, center-top, right-top each may be set to different effects.
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: These would be considered jarrring and unexpected, and therefore should be unset/disabled.
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=== Switching ===
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: The most common method of workspace switching is via pager module or widget, or a menu item. Switching by way of a mouse scroll-wheel would be considered jarring and should not be enabled.
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=== Edge resistance ===
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== mouse ==
 
== mouse ==
 
; click to focus/focus follows mouse
 
; click to focus/focus follows mouse

Revision as of 15:43, 29 August 2012

The purpose of this page is to help direct the defaults given for all of the available desktops (un/supported) so that the initial configuration is more intuitive, reasonable, usable, and non-jarring. The intent is not to emulate Mac or Windows, however, some things may be widely accepted enough to consider.

Contents

Workspace

Screen Edges

left-top, center-top, right-top each may be set to different effects.
These would be considered jarrring and unexpected, and therefore should be unset/disabled.

Switching

The most common method of workspace switching is via pager module or widget, or a menu item. Switching by way of a mouse scroll-wheel would be considered jarring and should not be enabled.

Edge resistance

mouse

click to focus/focus follows mouse
These are the two common options but it is fairly obvious which is selected as default, so either would be ok.
single/double-click to open/execute
Both Windows and MacOS have preferred double-click.
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