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by Crappish
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: PackageManager Download
Replies: 79
Views: 28402

Update and uninstall are two completely different things. To uninstall, you simply untick the box next to the package. What I was thinking of for updating, is when you have selected previously installed packages which have an update available, when you hit the "Review & Install" button, a little in...
by Crappish
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: PackageManager Download
Replies: 79
Views: 28402

Wrong. "Install" implies it will immediately install all selected packages ala Windows Setup. Review & Install implies that you will be able to take a look at your install queue and change some settings before you install. You could also use "Checkout" but I really don't see any need for using supe...
by Crappish
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77592

First of all, as UI design is alot more than just placing the buttons there are much other things to play with, i.e. behaviourism, error handling. The "button placement" just is easier for people to grasp I think that's why all UI conversations always end up to discuss looks of the project. Secondly...
by Crappish
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Rip or original?
Replies: 5
Views: 4049

Yep. Lot's of atom icons before ReactOS so if you consider that as a rip then you should consider ROS icon as a rip too.
by Crappish
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: PackageManager Download
Replies: 79
Views: 28402

Few observations: Personally, I would add separate Queue list so that the user doesn't have to reopen every tree (in case they have closed it because the tree got too big) just to see what applications they have selected. Also user should be able to remove applications from the queue straight from t...
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

-limitations of human perception (not just color blindness) Including, amongst other things; cell color sensivity, color blindness, focus/refocus, shape recognition and how do we process colors. -working memory vs. long term memory (Model Human Processor, Recognition) This has nothing to do with re...
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

Dr. Fred wrote:However the next thing that realy has to be replaced is the ugly toolbar.
Well, that's whole another matter as I don't think there is anyone actively developing the explorer at the moment...
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

Well, to mention few rules which also apply to icons:
-limitations of human perception (not just color blindness)
-working memory vs. long term memory (Model Human Processor, Recognition)
-cues in working memory (both, opposite and parallel)
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

Opinions might differ but such should not be decided by looks but by terms of UI design/usability. Like I mentioned earlier, UI design rules apply to icons also, i.e. in form of colour use.
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

I don't think that looks butt ugly... http://devnet.dnsalias.net/guidesign/modified_explorer.jpg That makes it lot easier to comprehend. Of course, in that case, the folder need some borders or contrast differences reworked on it, but still, already in this look, it is more "readable". I also made f...
by Crappish
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 124864

Why the folders are grey? It makes the explorer look kinda dull, and besides, if you have drives on grey and folders on i.e. yellow, like in Windows, it makes the tree easier to comprehend.

Observation of the explorer itself: Why the lines between items? It makes the tree look so '80ish...
by Crappish
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: development seems too slow
Replies: 13
Views: 8044

Or you can do like me; if you don't want to swamp your e-mail with extra mails you can still keep reading the list via Mailing lists -section of the site.

Link: ReactOS Mailing lists
by Crappish
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77592

Ok. I had a brief discussion about this in IRC (with arty) and it seems that I should also code the UI in order it to become reality. As I hardly see no point for utter waste of time by designing UI that will never be used I'm still considering wheter or not I'll come around to do it. Although, like...
by Crappish
Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77592

i don't know if its just me, but i think crappish seems to be really into making reactos user friendly, would it be to much to ask for crappish to bring up basic designs for the most common parts of reactos? developers don't have to accept any of it, but if one person can make the design of the scr...
by Crappish
Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77592

Of course regular users shouldn't be able to lock the screen. Only logout and allow for a user switch. Where admins should be able to truly lock the screen and allow ONLY a login to the currently logged in user. Regular users should be able to lock the screen as some companies use the principle tha...