[haiku] Re: New users still not finding HaikuDepot

  • From: Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:19:56 +0200

Hi,

Am 17.09.2018 um 18:04 schrieb Humdinger:

On Mon, 17 Sep 2018 at 09:37, Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx> wrote:
"Welcome" with a text-icon suggests having to read through stuff, which
one may not be in the mood of. A link "More software" with a
package-icon could be something different. At least I think the
Deskbar-menu is too cluttered to discover HaikuDepot easily enough. And
you have to know about Deskbar.

True. OTOH, putting a link to HaikuDepot would at least familiarize
people with the name of the app and they would be able to find it
again under Applications  when they deleted the link from the Desktop.
Also, I don't think clutter in Applications is a very good reason to
put links on the Desktop. Where will we draw the line? A link to Web+
named "Internet", to Vision named "Online help" and one to
"SoftwareUpdater?

You have a point. We should probably aim for a more permanent solution and live with what we have for now (i.e. not place a link, or at least name it "HaikuDepot").

I think the ways people can discover stuff in Haiku via Deskbar should be improved. I've become a fan of search fields that have automatically focus when you open the launch menu. You start typing and it narrows down the results. And stuff can be found not only by its name but everything is heavily tagged.

How about starting the Welcome page automatically on first boot?
That may be annoying.

I'm not sure anything can technically be "annyoing" when it happens
only one single time at the first bootup. :)

OK, convinced.

Best regards,
-Stephan


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