[Tango-artists] A little help, please
luchezar.petkov at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 21:23:05 PST 2006
Ok. Thank you very much. I'll send you the result when I'm ready :-)
On 11/14/06, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2006, at 1:51 PM, Matt Chaput wrote:
> >> I imagine this dialog is for configuring which applications load what
> >> MIME types by default, rather than for configuring which types are
> >> present. In that regard, I might think of renaming the dialog to
> >> something more useful, perhaps "File Associations" or something
> >> similar, and try to design a metaphor around that, rather than trying
> >> to come up with a metaphor for the more abstract "MIME" thing. :)
> > ...
> > Apple gets around this problem by not having a central control panel
> > interface for setting file associations, but rather making a context
> > function of individual files ("Use this application to open all X
> > files" on a file of type X). The functionality probably makes more
> > sense to users when it's in the context of "how do I open *this*
> > file?"
> > ...
> Back when Mac OS did have a central control panel for it, it was called
> "File Mapping", and the icon was of a generic document with an arrow
> pointing to a generic application.
> Matthew Paul Thomas
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Luchezer P. Petkov
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