[Mageia-dev] freedesktop spec and categories
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Thu Feb 24 20:15:04 CET 2011
Le jeudi 24 février 2011 à 20:30 +0200, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
> On 24.02.2011 18:57, Tux99 wrote:
> > Quote: Michael Scherer wrote on Thu, 24 February 2011 13:27
> >> Le jeudi 24 février 2011 à 10:06 +0100, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> >>> I don't think so. Several Mandriva releases ago, there was no such
> >>> "More"
> >>> entry, but real sub-categories in the menu. Then it changed for
> >>> what we have
> >>> now, but that wasn't a change in the .desktop files, rather a menu
> >>> configuration. I guess that was a decision meant to bring
> >>> "simplicity",
> >> Yes, and that's a choice that can be backed by several studies on the
> >> subject, the working memory have been estimated to be 7 chunks of
> >> information ( between 5 and 9 is a wildly accepted range ). I remember
> >> having seen a studie saying that it was less than this, but I cannot
> >> find it ( and it was on slashdot, so this may have been wrong ).
> >> So presenting only ~7 chunks of information ( ie ~7 items in menu ) is
> >> better according to the current cognitive model used, such as this one
> >> :
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_information_processor_model
> Eh, isn't that a reason to switch *back* to the two-level system, not to
> keep the current system?
I do not think so. What chunk of informations do you take in account ?
> I have about 15-30 entries in everyone of Internet, Office, Audio/Video,
> Tools, Tools->System submenus.
By submenu, you mean the "more" submenu ? I fail to understand what do
you have exactly, can you provides a screenshot ?
> With a two-level system it would be considerably less and closer to the
> ~7 you mention.
Depend, what is the process that you are wanting to improve ?
( and closer is not good enough, even if 15 is nearer to 7 than 20,
that's still too much and a different process is used ( according to
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