[Psi-devel] Re: recent Remote Control, Execute Command, AdHoc work
trejkaz at trypticon.org
Sun Jun 26 15:12:50 PDT 2005
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 05:53, Remko Troncon wrote:
> > >Besides, disabling menu items is "considered harmful" in itself. When a
> > >menu option is greyed out, the user has no idea why it's greyed out, so
> > >they can't even figure out how to use it.
> > This strikes me as wrong, since if the menu item isn't there at all the
> > user has no idea that it's even a possibility. It damages the
> > discoverability of the interface even more than greying it out.
> I agree. I don't know where this opinion comes from, but it is the first
> time i heard that 'greyed out items' are 'considered harmful'. First time
> i saw a UI do this evilness of hiding menuitems was when building the
> config, and i absolutely hate it when i don't know where to search stuff,
> or not knowing there are certain options available. This is just wrong.
But that's the problem. The options _aren't_ available. They're greyed out,
and the user doesn't know why.
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