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On 2010-10-18 6:08 PM, Mirek M. wrote:
2010/10/17 Charles Marcus <>
On 2010-10-15 7:33 PM, Christoph Noack wrote:
Charles mentioned that "choice is best" ... that is true if
people really know what they want and how to adapt something in
their given situation. Many software products miss that the
majority of their users doesn't fall into that category :-) So to
prepare an interaction concept that it works right from the start
for most people, that is the real hard part.

So allow for three 'modes':

1. Legacy (the current Menus/Toolbars style),

2. Newfangled (ribbon, or whatever it is to be called),


3. Custom (allows the user to basically mix/match and customize
whatever they want), with a big fat scary warning with a default of
NO/CANCEL, that will prevent any casual user from enabling it...

How about just adding a "Revert" button? Or, better yet, how about 
having the customizations saveable as a file. One would be able to:
1) revert back to the original at any time; 2) easily have his/her
custom UI on as many computers as he/she'd want to; 3) download a UI 
designed specifically for his/her needs.

That goes to the idea of supporting 'Themes', which I agree would be
best in the long run, but I don't know how much work it will entail.

Once full support for Themes is added, then the 'Legacy' and
'Newfangled' UI options described above would simply be pre-defined
Themes, but anyone could create new ones and upload them, just like
anyone can create extensions now.


Best regards,


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