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[openFATE 309208] Group of commonly used or favourite modules in YaST
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  • Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:44:56 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400)
Feature #309208, revision 2
Title: Group of commonly used or favourite modules in YaST

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400)

The present first appearance of YaST control centre is overwhelming for
a typical desktop user (LDAP, Kerberos, etc. are terms he might never
have heard of), and full reorganisation of the control centre has been
rejected for 11.3 due to lack of resources.
I request the addition of a separate group of modules (presently we
have Software, Hardware, Security and Users, etc) that combine a user's
5 (or whatever) most frequently used modules in YaST. This group could
be shown as a separate group alongwith the other groups or as a list in
the left sidebar of the control centre (below the group-list) just like
it is done with "Common tasks" in the Gnome-Control-Centre for example.
This would benefit the common user a lot who will have his most
frequently used modules at an easily identifiable location, and will
not have to scroll down a sea of modules for his purpose.
The selection of commonly used modules may be done either dynamically
by registering counts for each module launched or by letting the user
add it to "favourites" by right-clicking on a module (like application-
browser in gnome, where one can right click on an application and add
it to favourites).
I hope this would not take a lot of resources, in any case this should
be easier than a full reorganisation of the control centre.

Use Case:
Without feature: Average desktop user "Joe" starts uo YaST for the
first time, looks at all the puzzling modules, gets confused and
overwhelmed. He has to locate his module with some difficulty.
With feature: Joe starts up YaST presumably for "Adding users", finds
the "Add User" module on the left sidebar (or among the first few
modules) and clicks on it.

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2010-03-23 20:44:45)
+ Related rejected feature 302306 (302306)

openSUSE Feature:

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