I am an advanced linux user, but my sister is just a beginner. I discovered that she is afraid of application(Konqueror) configuration,because it is too advanced for her and she is overwhelmed.
I found the solution in xine-ui setup : "Configuration experience level" with the following levels:-beginner -advanced -expert -Master
each level shows more and more configuration options(options not shown are set to default;Master shows ALL options possible).
More usefull can be the existence of a small number of levels(for ex two: normal & advanced)
This should be implemented using
-radio buttons(see the picture attached) or
-buttons that increase the current level(like an "Advanced" button) or
-sliders(Every widget in the Control Panel should have some difficulty value attached and based on the slider's value, the widget will be shown or hidden.)
IMPORTANT:When u select an advanced level it should not open a new window(tab) with the new options, instead it should insert every new option into the its category(along the old options) and mark it(another color or a *) as advanced.
This idea can(should) be implemented in all configuration tools(like Control Center).
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