Ticket #413 (new task)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

remove beginner mode

Reported by: daxim Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.38
Keywords: usability Cc:


The concept of user levels has been discussed and studied extensively, conclusion is that it is a bad idea. (For a summary, see <http://usability.kde.org/activity/recent/userlevels.php>, for details, read the mailing list archive <http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-usability>.) I am confident that with careful analysis and UI tweaking and menu restructuring, beginner mode can be eliminated altogether.

A first step to get this problem under control is to separate out lesser-used options for each dialog pane, then offer them only on demand. The function for unhiding should be right there, not a global setting far away in the preferences.


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Changed 5 years ago by daxim

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by szabgab

The beginner mode is not (yet?) tweaking the GUI. It provides addition help in the Perl coding.
This probably also means it should not live in the general preferences menu.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by claudio

I agree about padre not really needing a beginner mode, while be beginner-friendly at the same time. However, I'm not that fond of the KDE way (been a KDE user in the past). Maybe not asking the obvious is a good start.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Sewi

The beginner mode doesn't tweak the UI, but it enables beginner error checks on every run.

One could say, the "original" beginner mode idea has been removed and the same checkbox has been re-used for something more useful, so this ticket might be closed.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by claudio

In that case it would be a good idea to rename the "mode" part as it suggest an specific type of implementation. "Additional checks"? "Additional checks for Perl beginners"?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by szabgab

Actually I less and less like the word "beginner" there as this feature is useful for people with 5 years experience as well but I don't have a better name.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

  • Keywords usability added

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by azawawi

+1 for removing it into something more useful :)

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