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Old 23rd April 2009, 07:38 PM
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GNOME Netbook Usability study

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Old 24th April 2009, 02:00 AM
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They need to fix font sizes, otherwise gnome on netbooks is same as gnome on anything else.
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Old 24th April 2009, 07:04 PM
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They need to fix font sizes, otherwise gnome on netbooks is same as gnome on anything else.
Not entirely true. On my Dell Mini 9 some of the config/system-config GUIs are too long and and the OK/Cancel button are hidden below the bottom of the screen. This is with Ubuntu 9.04 anyhow as F11 current snapshot dies at Grub/Boot while trying to install.

Some Netbook customization is gonna be necessary.
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Old 24th April 2009, 07:20 PM
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Not entirely true. On my Dell Mini 9 some of the config/system-config GUIs are too long and and the OK/Cancel button are hidden below the bottom of the screen. This is with Ubuntu 9.04 anyhow as F11 current snapshot dies at Grub/Boot while trying to install.

Some Netbook customization is gonna be necessary.
You can just hold down alt and drag the menu up with the left mouse button. I prefer that to some dumbed down "mini-menus" for netbook users aimed at noobs and the like.
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Old 24th April 2009, 07:30 PM
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You can just hold down alt and drag the menu up with the left mouse button. I prefer that to some dumbed down "mini-menus" for netbook users aimed at noobs and the like.
You mean hold ALT then drag the top of the GUI menu up off the top of the screen to hit the enter button?

Mmmmm, I was thinking squish the windows in somehow, maybe your method is better!

Have to try that when I get home!
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Old 24th April 2009, 07:52 PM
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when you hold down alt you can drag the window from anywhere within its bounding rectangle, so just move it up a little (hiding the top part of the window) and continue
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Thanks, that does work pretty good! Probably not the best image for Linux impressions though. At $199 I bet Dell has been selling Bazillions of Mini 9s!
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