Re: Todo list

On Sat, 20 Nov 1999, Mark Deneen wrote:

> On 20-Nov-99 Jules Bean wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Peter Williams wrote:
> > 
> >> This is the list I've compiled of suggestions; there may be forgotten ones:
> >> 
> >> o  Use GnomeDruid for init code (started on this)
> >> o  Remember more settings: column widths, compose / view window sizes
> >> o  Fix message status icon in folder view.
> >> o  Double-click on opened folder closes it
> > 
> > FWIW, I think this is a really bad idea.  Double-click *never* means
> > close.  Not in any UI I've every seen.
> > 
> > Double-click means 'Open, or bring to the front/where I can see it if
> > already open'.
> Not that I'm condoning this or anything, but double click opens and closes a
> branch in a tree-list.  Double clicking on the title bar will shade/unshade a
> window (In a lot of window managers), similar to opening and closing.  MacOS,
> which has just about the most consistant gui ever, does this.


Very true.

And, if you have a folder already open in MacOS and you double click on
its icon in its parent folder, what does it do?  Close it?  Nup... it
brings it to the front.

Windows is the same, I believe. (Never really used it).

I think that mailboxes are more parallel to this situation. (More
parallel?  What an appalling use of english.  Oh well, you know what I


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