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Re: gnome-volume-manager blank CD defaults



On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Alexander Larsson wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 12:02 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > I wanted to get the Fedora communities opinion on popping up a burn://
> > folder when a blank CD is inserted into the drive.  Right now we pop it
> > up which makes sense because if you pop in a blank CD most likely you
> > want to burn to it.  Problems come in when a user is using browser mode
> > in Nautilus.  If you pop the CD in and out a couple of times you get a
> > bunch of burn:// folders.  Since you get a CD icon on the desktop which
> > you can double click to open up the burn:// folder I am wondering if I
> > should turn this off by default.  I am of no opinion either way so I
> > want to see how everyone else feels. 
> 
> I think we should not open it. Not even in spatial mode. I'm off the
> opinion that most "automatically open window that can disturb the users
> workflow" behaviour is wrong, as it often interfers with peoples use of
> the system.

Amen.

> 
> What i'm saying is: putting an icon on the desktop or in the computer
> location when you insert some media is fine, this actually helps the
> user to easier access the media, and the visible change makes it obvious
> the computer actually recognized that you did something. Poping up a
> window over the current application can break the users current action,
> plus it doesn't educate him on the interaction model we're trying to
> plant in the users mind (that the cd icon on the desktop represents the
> media).

I personally don't particularly like adding stuff to desktop either
(because I never get to see it there, there's hardly ever empty space on
my desktop) but it's anyway infinitely better than annoying windows
popping up at all the wrong moments.

	- Panu -


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