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    the trouble with GUI

    i was using a GUI program this evening that i have not used for a while. it appears to have been upgraded to a new design. it used to have a button to do what i ran it to do. now it has fewer buttons. i couldn't find one to do what i wanted to do. i clicked around for a while and could not find this action in any of the dropdowns. but, i did find "help" so i clicked on that. it brought up a subwindow with some help text. i scrolled down and found the action i wanted to do and 3 steps needed to do it. the first step was "click on edit". where the f- is "edit". i don't see that, either. i did find a button to show keyboard shortcuts. neither action is in the list of shortcuts. and the obvious shortcut "e" doesn't do anything.

    why can't they just say where it is? are they ass-u-me -ing everyone in the world has the same life experiences that they do?
    YouTube/Google still does not put their ads between songs like radio stations do, so, I am boycotting their advertisers.

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    Thread moved to Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat a more appropriate sub-forum.

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    This is one of the reasons I really like VLC. Take a look at their version 1.02 from 10 years ago: https://www.vlchelp.com/download-old-versions/
    It's the same UI design. There's no need to change what works.
    Last edited by orangedots; 1 Week Ago at 08:07 PM.

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    The great thing about Linux is knowing you can do almost anything from the command line.

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    Quote Originally Posted by uRock View Post
    The great thing about Linux is knowing you can do almost anything from the command line.
    +1. I use the command line, even to playback video from local and remote sources or to watch broadcast TV.
    I do hate most of the GUI changes browsers have made to remove menus or to waste more vertical space when everyone has wide screen monitors now. Use the left side!

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    +1. I use the command line, even to playback video from local and remote sources or to watch broadcast TV.
    I do hate most of the GUI changes browsers have made to remove menus or to waste more vertical space when everyone has wide screen monitors now. Use the left side!
    You caused me to look at Firefox's tabs and remember how ticked off I was when they made the tabs squared off to match Windows 10 theming. I still think it is repulsive, but I can't bring myself to use Chrome for more than Google Maps and other Google tools.

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    Re: the trouble with GUI

    Tree Style Tabs is one of my mandatory firefox addons.

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