Preference Reduction 2011: Planned Removals
steinhardt.p at me.com
Sun Jul 31 19:51:57 UTC 2011
It has often been found that Adium's UI is overwhelming and potentially confusing. Recently, we discussed a reduction of preferences and menu items in #adium-devl and set up a Wiki page to allow for a wider discussion: http://trac.adium.im/wiki/PreferenceReduction2011.
- File -> Page Setup
This menu item includes needles clutter as the same feature can be accessed by the "Print"-item. One click on "Details" uncovers the page setup there.
- File -> Import Fire Accounts and Logs
This messenger has not been actively developed for five years now. To quote Evan: "Anyone still using Fire at this point is unlikely to ever switch."
- General Preferences -> Send messages with
Most users (including some of the devs) won't be able to even distinguish Enter and Return thus rendering this option useless. Current Apple keyboards often don't even have a return key. Users are still able to enter line breaks using Alt+Enter keys.
- Advanced Preferences -> Messages -> Time stamp format
The format can be customized in System Preferences.app. Apparently, some message styles do not even respect this setting anyway so this setting has potential for confusion.
- Advanced Preferences -> Confirmations
We want to replace the entire pane with a checkbox-setup: every warning that pops up will have a checkbox "Don't show again". To restore all warnings, there will be a new button "Reset all warnings" which will result in warnings popping up again.
Please voice your concerns about these removals.
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