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07.02.2014 20:41, Jean-Baptiste Faure kirjutas:
I think it is not a good idea because with a single place where to look
for commands you are sure that an important part of the users will not
be able to find these commands easily. On the contrary, if you design
several ways to access to the commands, then you multiply the chances
for each user to find them and to memorize where they are in order to
find them quicker next time.
Following is mostly off-topic, feel free to ignore if you are not into literature.

Jean, you made me giggle :)

Let me explain what is wrong with your picture with an analogy.
First your case: a person walks around the city, reaches the park and hey, how convenient, finds a hammer on top of the fountain. Later under the bridge, hey, what a surprise, a nail. Off we go, got some work to do!

Now let's assume the person actually want's to find a hammer and a few nails. First place to look for both is a hardware store. Where is the hardware store? Probably the best one is where all the building material stores are. There might still be one hammer in the park and a few nails under the bridge but these are useless.

The same is true for software.

My proposition is to transform the sidebar into a container in which the
user can dock the toolbars she want. The idea is to increase the
versatility of the UI so that the user could configure the UI in the
best way for her.
Not opposed to that, seems like a good idea :)

Best regards

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