Re: [Usability] Re: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Chrome Changes
- From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>
- To: Usability gnome conference <usability gnome org>, Epiphany List <epiphany-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Chrome Changes
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 07:24:03 +1300
On Mar 5, 2006, at 7:49 AM, Shaun McCance wrote:
On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 04:36 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
You don't need a status bar to display a resizing grippy. On Mac OS
X, Safari has a resizing grippy even when the status bar is turned
off (as it is by default), Mail has a resizing grippy even though the
status bar (yes it does have one) is at the top of the window instead
of the bottom, and Preview has a resizing grippy even though (like
Evince) it has no status bar at all. When these programs are
displaying documents that don't need vertical scrollbars, the grippy
has a transparent background.
What you can do in Cocoa and what you can do in GTK+ are two entirely
different things. Right now, the only way to get a grippy with GTK+
is to have a status bar.
I wasn't talking about toolkits at all, and I don't see the relevance
to whether an app *should* have a grippy when it doesn't have a status
bar. If whoever implemented it in Epiphany or Evince was willing to
dual-license their code, the GTK+ people could even copy the
implementation into GTK+ later.
The closest analogy here is probably Internet Explorer, which had
rearrangable toolbars on Windows 95 even though that wasn't part of the
Windows APIs until Windows 98. Probably a bit of copying and pasting
happened there, too.
Matthew Paul Thomas
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