Re: Usability-issues - part I

I had a look into into "sendmsg-window.c" today, and I didn't 
understand too much of C, as I was afraid. :)
However, it looks like these rows on top are constructed in a kind of 
factory, which creates the label, the text-entry and the ab-button 
automaticly, so that was the reason for designing the From-field that 
way, ok.
If noone else addresses this, I might take a look into that later on, 
right now I'm too stupid to change anything without breaking quite a 
lot, I had to notice. :)



Am 25.03.2003 18:38 schrieb(en) Darko Obradovic:
> After using balsa for quite some time now, I noticed quite some 
> things in the UI which could be solved in a slightly better way for 
> daily usage, at least imho.
> Te thing I've git the best suggetsion for right now is identity 
> handling:
> Current state in the compose-window is a row for "from", optional of 
> course. I have the row on by default, and when clicking on "compose" 
> the text is always marked/selected, which often destroys the 
> X-clipboard, that's not good. Very fine is the detection of the 
> correct identity when replying emails. However, to change the 
> identity, you have to click on a toolbar-button or a menu entry, 
> giving a new windows, and so on, not that user-friendly. And there's 
> the addressbook-button on the right... I think the only real benefit 
> for that is eased spoofing of your friends mails. *g*
> My suggestion would be:
> People only having defined one identity shouldn't see this row ever 
> by default. People having multiple identities should get a 
> dropdown-field with their defined identitites to choose from. No text 
> should be pre-selected. The addressbook-button should be left out, 
> the identity-choosing-window as well. It would be somewhat simpler in 
> my imagination. Whether to make that filed editable or not might be 
> discussed, I can't decide for pros and cons.
> If I were able to code, I'd come up with a patch, but so I just can 
> come up with some thoughts. :)
> Darko

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