Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object, in this case, software.

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Desktop environments that allow Drag'n'Drop across applications via Alt-Tab

Which desktop environments allow to drag'n'drop files/data across applications while task-switching using Alt-Tab (without the need to move mouse cursor to a specific UI element and/or wait for other ...
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How to hide window title and menu bar in GNOME Shell?

Is it easily possible in GNOME 3's gnome-shell to achieve similar appearance of windows' title and menu bars as with Unity's Globalmenu?
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Top left window corner pixel without clickable function

From 11.04 getting used to quickly push the mouse into the top left corner to make the launcher appear, I have to realize that in 11.10 only the Globalmenu appears. What's the intended functionality ...
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How to scroll in any direction with evince PDF viewer using mouse dragging

When viewing large PDFs with small print where one has to zoom in to be able to read even on fullscreen, it would be nice to be able to move the 'paper' with the drag of the mouse (hand cursor type). ...
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paste selected text: switch right and middle click

Is there a way of choosing between right and middle click for pasting? There are ways of for disabling it, I want to change the behaviour How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?
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How do I send keystrokes to a specific app?

I'd like to be able to bind a global keystroke send a sequence of keystrokes to a specific app. Specifically: I'm using the Last.fm client, and I'd like to be able to start/stop music with a global ...
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What affects the text color in Google Earth?

The text color in Google Earth (installed via Google's package) has recently changed to become unreadable: It hasn't always been this way, but I don't know what I did that caused it to change. ...
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How to apply master font and color to existing slides in LibreOffice Impress

I created a master/template in Impress by selecting: Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Colors to select colors for creating a new gradient Format > Area : Gradients to create the gradient ...
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Require button press to open Unity launcher to resolve usability issues

General discussion of usability issue I'm having a few usability issues with the Unity Launcher. I'm using 11.04 with the Auto-hide feature activated. When I go to close a window (or press the back ...
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How can I do these things in Unity?

there are a few things that I used to do regularly with the "Ubuntu Classic" interface and I can't figure out how to do them with the Unity interface (provided it is possible to do them at all): ...
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How do I get Aero Snap in Unity 2D?

I really miss the "Aero Snap" window snapping feature present in Unity 3D. Is there any way I can get it, or an alternative to it, in Unity 2D?
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What keyboard shortcut should be implemented for a search & replace dialog?

Some text editors use Ctrl + H while others Ctrl + R -- some even know both. Should maybe the Find dialog double as Replace dialog, so Ctrl + F would be another option? Is there user experience style ...
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Application indicators don't seem to have tooltips — is this due to conformity to touch interfaces?

I very much liked the weather details showing up simply by way of mouse over the weather icon of the datetime applet. (The indicator-weather shows similar infos only via click, currently as menu items ...
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Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab

Example Drag media file onto Totem's playlist to enqueue Bug in Compiz Especially for Unity (formerly Netbook Edition, being intended for small screens) this is quite a vital feature, as ...
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How are typical users expected to read the documentation in /usr/share/doc?

I recently learned that there is a huge pile of documentation in /usr/share/doc. It seems like much of it is gzipped so that it is not directly accessible without administrative privileges: $ gunzip ...
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Refreshing the wireless network list?

When I wake up my laptop (Ubuntu 10.04) from suspension, it does not recognize the available wireless networks. The only way to refresh the list is to disable wireless networking, and than enable it. ...
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Is it possible to drag files with right click?

Is there a way (maybe using some script in nautilus or something) so that you can drag files with the right mouse button and when you release, you're shown the context menu? If it can even be ...
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Is Ubuntu doing GUI research?

Is there any serious graphical user interface research for Ubuntu? I mean, are there any improvements planned by Ubuntu in order to improve it's default user interface? Just for example I don't ...
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Is possible to change desktop wallpaper in Unity? If yes, how to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add new wallpapers? I've installed Ubuntu Netbook edition 10.10 on a new latptop for a people whit zero knowledge of how to use a computer. Me and other people ...
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What is the difference between indicators and a system tray?

What is so new about indicators? What did we have before? Are there technical or usability differences?
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Should a new screenshot tool automatically set itself to work on pressing the PrtSc key?

Having just written my perfect screenshot tool, I've been trying to work out how it should set itself up for use by people who are not me. Screenshots are traditionally taken by pressing the PrtSc ...
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Multiple terminal windows

I develop code. I use terminal alot. I use many terminal windows alot. I hate how tabs look. Any useful applications that allow for multiple terminal use, and streamline my development. allow me to ...