The Usability Clinic is Closed

Big thanks to Máirín and particularly Garrett (as he hadn’t even volunteered beforehand) for helping me field the questions, and apologies to anyone who’d brought along something to ask or show us that we didn’t get to this time. Feel free to email me or the usability list instead (or in Alberto‘s case, just ask me in the office…)

Unfortunately that’s the last I’ll be seeing of GUADEC this year… off to visit friends in Birmingham tomorrow morning, and back to Dublin tomorrow evening. Bring on Istanbul!

Update: To the guys who asked me about keyboard layout switcher shortcuts, I was mistaken about OpenSolaris– I was thinking about input method switching, we don’t currently have a shortcut for layout switching AFAIK. (Or even a GUI, as IIRC the standard GNOME one is currently too broken on Solaris.) I still can’t think of a reason why Shift+Alt wouldn’t be okay as a default shortcut, but I’ll have to think about that a bit more…

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3 Responses to “The Usability Clinic is Closed”

  1. Alan says:

    The whole Shift+Alt to switch keyboard layouts is actually too easy to hit accidentally. The computer at my university had it enabled by default and all too often I would find myself suddenly using a US keyboard layout or an Azerty layout with very little indication of what had happened or why. Was literally years before I realised what was going on, so I would urge Gnome to be very careful about adding any such global shortcuts especially not without providing a lot of global feedback.
    Wish I could have been there at GUADEC but my overdraft says no :(

  2. Adem says:

    What will you be doing in Istanbul? Just curious, since I live there.