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Bug 159435 - Profile me now button hidden by default
Summary: Profile me now button hidden by default
Alias: None
Product: profiler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Tulach
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-02 13:25 UTC by Erno Mononen
Modified: 2009-03-03 14:02 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Erno Mononen 2009-03-02 13:25:55 UTC
The ergonomics stuff hides the new button for self profiling. Steps:

1. install the full IDE
2. create a Ruby app
3. enable the memory widget => no profile me now button
Comment 1 Jaroslav Tulach 2009-03-02 18:44:16 UTC
Profile me button is provided by Java Profiler. You need to enable it first.
Comment 2 Erno Mononen 2009-03-02 20:30:51 UTC
I know it is provided by the Java Profiler plugin. The point is that the feature is not discoverable: the user who 
originally reported this in a private email to me spent considerable time searching for it (he had even read the new 
and noteworthy page and downloaded the full IDE) with no success. I wouldn't have found it either if I didn't have a 
gut feeling that it's ergonomics hiding it (which you can't expect from all users).
Comment 3 Jaroslav Tulach 2009-03-03 12:58:33 UTC
I've updated the wiki:
Comment 4 Erno Mononen 2009-03-03 14:02:31 UTC
Well.. it will help the users who RTFM and read NB wiki pages. I still think hiding features like this is a usability 
problem. If you download a full distribution of some application, wouldn't you expect to have all the features it 
offers available in the menus and toolbars without having to first enable something (and you wouldn't know what 
exactly) in some not-necessarily-so-obvious place?