I have an older Asus K55A that I use for distro testing, or at least I did until my daughter claimed it for herself. It’s had elementary OS on it for a while now and since she’s repurposed the laptop for homework I figured she’d appreciate a disk drive upgrade.
My video editing needs are pretty basic these days. I make the odd, very brief tutorial video. I used to make a lot of product videos for my old company back in my OS X days and was very familiar with all the tools of the trade. I was never more than a hobbyist but I got by.
I’ve been around long enough that I’ve picked up a thing or two about user experience. It’s more than just giving someone the best experience or the easiest. It’s also about reducing the friction between the user and the actions they take in any given process, while increasing the perceived value of those actions.
elementary OS performs the primary action (i.e. open a file) when you click once on an item in Pantheon Files. This single-click behavior can be pretty jarring when many other OS’s rely on the age-old double-click action.
By default, elementary OS only has an option in the System Settings panel (System Settings > Universal Access > Seeing:Display > Reading > Text Size) to globally alter the font scaling. I am fine with the fonts at the normal setting, but monospaced fonts on dark backgrounds are to difficult to see at 10px (default) so I need to set it to 11px.