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Modify the iTunes 4.5 link arrows' behavior
Authored by: cclifton on Apr 29, '04 07:46:46PM

My theory is that the programmers do development with many things changable via preferences. Before final releases usability testing (or usability experts) determine what preferences would be of use to enough people to justify leaving them in the public interface. Too many options can obscure the more commonly useful options and confuse novice users.

It would be nice to have an expert pane in the preferences dialog that exposed all the hidden preferences.


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Modify the iTunes 4.5 link arrows' behavior
Authored by: theRegent on May 03, '04 02:54:48PM

It's also a matter of testing and stability. While it hardly seems likely in this particular instance, in some cases there isn't sufficient time before a launch date (or perhaps money in the budget) to test a feature to ensure that it both functions properly and doesn't endanger the application's stability.

The dysfunction of the arrow in the composer field might even indicate that this is why there isn't a preference to modify this feature. Except...

If you don't have the ITMS visible/active (which I, for one, would really rather not) you don't see the arrows at all.

It's a little more starry eyed than thin-lipped.

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