[haiku-commits] Re: r40917 - haiku/trunk/src/tests/kits/net/preflet/InterfacesAddOn

  • From: Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:47:03 -0500

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Alexander von Gluck
> <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Repair associated with a
>> network interface may be patented by Redmond
> Which, IMO, is a silly reason. I seriously doubt they patented the use
> of the word "Repair" in this situation - and if our USPTO really
> granted such a ridiculous patent, I doubt it would be enforceable due
> to obviousness.

+1, though I'm not convinced that is the best name anyhow. Microsoft
is probably the last company we should be copying for UI. Does Mac OS
X have a button for this? If so, what does it say? If not, why do we
need it? Would it be better in a context menu?

Remember we need to walk the fine line between making common functions
easy and accessable without cluttering the interface with all possible
things. Less used stuff should be a little harder to find (or maybe
the better thing to say is "less in your face".)


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