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Re: Why does my window fractionate?

dexter wrote:

>> I wish someone would convey to Fedora developers in general,
>> and KDE developers in particular, the merits of simplicity.
>> Every option added to an application reduces its usability.
> Every option added increases functionality you should look to gnome if
> having a choice makes you think to hard.

That is an interesting philosophical question.

In my view, adding an option that will only be used by 0.001% of users
means that 99.99% of users have to read something that is of no use to them.

There are many applications - I would take sendmail as a good example -
which in fact are only used in 3 or 4 different ways by 99.9% of users.
Having to scan through a billion options has made configuring sendmail
so difficult that one has to use a special program
to configure the configure file.

Window is, unfortunately, far better than Fedora, or Linux generally,
in simplifying configuration by hiding rarely used options
under an "Advanced" tab.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin 

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