From: Christian Neumair (chris_at_gnome-de.org)
Date: Fri Apr 09 2004 - 04:31:43 EDT
On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 13:48 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Since I'm currently redesigning the UNIX Preferences dialog, I've come
> across various preferences that can in my opinion be removed for all
> platforms. Comments/discussion is appreciated.
The following options haven't been covered by Tomas' reply:
> even more weird. We do spell-checking but don't show errors. Can't we
> merge those into one simple enable spellchecking setting?
> Don't suggest corrections? Why? What's the difference between
> HIDE_ERRORS and !SPELL_SUGGEST? Does the computer want to tell the user
> "Hah, I know the right correction, but I'm not going to tell 'ya!"?
> Spell-check URLs?! Can't we simply be smart about words starting with
> do we really need them? On UNIX we have a non-working implementation at
> the moment and I think one scheme per user should be enough. Keeping
> around a default profile in each users' profile file seems to be cracky
> as well. Can't we store it at a central location and merge it into the
> user's profile at run-time?
> At least on UNIX, we have a print view. Is this view available on all
> platforms? Shouldn't this imply whether we show/hide unprintable
> What means not viewing all? This options is way to vague. It should
> either be renamed to do something more concrete or removed, if it's just
> a top-level modifier for _UNPRINTABLE/_HIDDEN_TEXT
> Can't we merge them? Having a checkbutton and a pushbutton is awkward.
> I'd prefer to have a reset button either inside the color selection
> widgets or next to the color selection pushbutton.
> Branding is nice. Showing a splash as well. Dunno, maybe I'm misguided,
> having a GUI for it makes me feel strange, though.
> Not displaying warnings is evil. Why not remove it?
> Is it CPU expensive?
> Why shouldn't we load plugins?
Could somebody please investigate them?
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