I got about 5 people that indicated they would test all the new USB code and should be getting feedback over the next few days.
I also took the time to create a one page cheat sheet related to using the desktop. There are a lot of keystrokes and shortcuts and if they are not known this lowers productivity; or they say they want another operating system because of memorized technique -- be it Windows or Mac. The items mentioned are to assist with issues that cause user frustration. Computers do really cool things, users just often don't find the steps intuitive.. User top issues:
- I find it hard to navigate to folders and remember where I saved my documents (not one person has ever figured out the GNOME shortcut concept in the file manager without training)
- I need help finding those documents, and also documents that other employees have created. Where did they save them?
- I saved a document last week, but forgot where it was saved and the file name.
- How do I change the speaker volume?
- We have to plan for the weather, how do I easily see the forecast and radar?
- How do I find other software applications that are not shortcuts?
- How do I check for new email messages quickly?
- I want to just type in the file folder instead of having to click in GUI mode. (not one person has never figured out that you can type in / on the wallpaper to open an entry dialog).
- How do I lock my screen easily?
- How do I take a screenshot on a timer, so that I can capture drop down menus?
- How do I take a screenshot of just one window, to avoid having to print the whole screen?
This one page document went out today and already people are trying new things.