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    Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello testers

    29th April: Corrected versions (thanks to Paddy Landau)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/2smkwf8cvui...4-poster-5.odp

    https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/nemk8iz5ob...4-poster-5.pdf

    The version on Spreadubuntu (has a small but annoying error - we are trying to have the file swapped)

    http://spreadubuntu.org/en/material/...re/1204-poster

    Original versions

    Version 2
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-3.pdf

    Version 3
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.pdf

    Imagine you have just come back to work one Monday morning. You remember vaguely the IT manager said something about an upgrade over the weekend. You log in and you see the 12.04 desktop instead of the 10.04 one.

    Would this poster (an early draft) get you going?

    Anything missing?

    Do you think I should make accessing the Ubuntu Desktop Guide more prominent? (Search me why it isn't in the Launcher to start with, its excellent).

    All feedback about the poster welcome.

    (There is no point complaining about Unity, what we got now is what the LTS -> LTS folk are going to get as default).
    Last edited by keithpeter; April 29th, 2012 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Links to V2 and V3

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Looks great Keith! I tried Unity when it first came out but couldn't stand it. On 12.04 it seems quite a bit better. Thanks for the poster.
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    I agree....very nice...I am going to forward this on to a few people that will definitely find it useful!

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    That's really helpful - thanks!

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    How about adding that you can navigate the Dash with your keyboard? Specifically, that you can use the Arrow keys and Enter


    EDIT: The most important! Unity Keyboard shortcuts are displayed when pressing the Super (a.k.a. meta, windows key) for a few seconds

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    It'll certainly help people get over the surprise of arriving to a new desktop. Giving a few pointers to help at the beginning is likely to make a big difference. (As always, some will read it and move forward, others will ignore and it and complain that everything is confusing.)

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    Very nice and very professional looking. My inner copy editor says that Unity should probably be capitalized because it's the proper name of the interface and I've always seen it capitalized, but that's just nitpicking. Overall the layout is well organized and the copy is friendly and easy to follow. Putting myself in the situation of a newcomer to the interface I could see this guide being very helpful.
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    Hello All

    Thanks for feedback

    @ubuntu27: Windows tap and hold to get the shortcuts overlay certainly; arrows in Dash and HUD possibly, if I can think of a way of fitting it in the space

    @Squonk07: Your Inner Editor is absolutely right.

    Version 3 will arrive sometime tomorrow (Wednesday)

    Can anyone find anything I don't need? Can I cut the workspace switcher section down a bit on the grounds the 10.04 folk will know about workspaces? That would free up a bit of space.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    This is great, Keith, well done! You seem to have an eye for simplicity.

    In the subsection "Launcher", I would add an arrow to point to the icon that you are using as an example (i.e. Firefox).

    May I suggest you submit your final copy to Canonical for inclusion on the download page? Canonical needs more quality items like this.
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    Thanks keithpeter for your hard work, I'm sure it will help many.

    +1 to Paddy Landau for suggesting you submit your final copy to Canonical for inclusion on the download page.
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