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Feature #16990

Update our list of "Favorites" applications

Added by sajolida 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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Confirmed
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Normal
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Description

The "Applications" GNOME extension has a "Favorites" menu. It's useful as a shortcut to prevent users from diving into submenus most of the time and also as a way of providing an overview of what's possible to do with Tails to new users.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/6/applications-menu/

Our list is pretty old and haven't changed a lot over time. For example, proposals for addition by Mickael Gerstacker in tails-testers:

  • OnionShare, it was remarkably popular in the VeraCrypt survey: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/veracrypt/.
  • "Configure persistent volume", important for discoverability by first time users
  • "Additional Software" and "Unlock VeraCrypt Volumes" as a great way of advertising our recent work.

If we had to remove something from there, my guess is that Pidgin would be less popular than any of these.

We could add items in the menu for which we get some easy agreement and using our personas. If we need more discussion we might get some help from data gathered in a survey (#14545).


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements In Progress 08/31/2018
Blocks Tails - Feature #16688: Core work 2019Q3 → 2019Q4: User experience Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by sajolida 3 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by sajolida 6 days ago

  • Blocks Feature #16688: Core work 2019Q3 → 2019Q4: User experience added

#3 Updated by sajolida 6 days ago

  • Related to Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements added

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