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Re: gnome-volume-manager blank CD defaults



I acctually like the burn dialog. When i insert a cd, all i often want
to do, is simply dump some files from my HD to it. And then when i
insert the CD, it pops up, i drag the files i want to be burned to it,
click "burn" and "OK". Goes to make a cup of coffe (or read my mail).

This is a 650 mhz Pentium 3 with a 4x burner. Starting "burn:///" takes
me approx one secound. And i like that it automounts and pops up a
dialog whenever i insert an removable media. All that is lacking now, is
making the "eject" button talk to dbus so that gnome would umount (or
popup errors...)

fre, 08.10.2004 kl. 02.38 skrev Jeff Spaleta:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 16:32:15 -0700, Jon Savage <jonathansavage gmail com> wrote:
> > I hate that behavior. It is OK as a user configurable *option* but
> > makes for a poor default IMHO since more often than not I'm inserting
> > a blank cd intending to burn something using my app of choice & have
> > to wait for the silly burn:// folder to come up, 
> 
> Now see here's the problem... you have an application of choice... you
> know what you want. I'm not really sure defaults are meant to
> primarily address the needs of users who know which applications they
> prefer. You have a preference, the preference dialogs are there for
> you to use to set your preference.
> 
> For users, who do not have a preference already, the defaults need to
> present reasonable sane and intutive behavior. Users who do not have a
> preference, are not informed enough to use the preference dialog to
> customizes their environment, the defaults need to provide reasonable
> functionality without demanding users to make a choice or state a
> preference.
> 
> A poor default for me, as a competent, well informed and technically
> inclined power user with years of linux experience could easily be the
> best, most sane and intuitive default for an inexperienced user who is
> unfamiliar with specific linux applications. I know enough to
> reconfigure my system better for my needs, and my knowledge empowers
> me to use the tools at hand to mold the environment to my will. It's
> an absolutely trivial burden for me to go to the preference dialog and
> turn off the automounting/autobrowsing features of the volume
> management and I'm sure its an absolutely trivial burden for you as
> well. If having automounting and autobrowsing of media on by default
> makes the system more approachable and easier to work with for a new
> user and empowers them to use the system more fully and more often,
> I'm all for it even though i have absolutely no desire to ever use
> that feature for myself.
> 
> -jef


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