Re: [Evolution-hackers] evolution's editors
- From: William Jon McCann <mccannwj pha jhu edu>
- To: Rodney Dawes <dobey ximian com>
- Cc: guenther <guenther rudersport de>, Anna M Dirks <anna ximian com>, evolution-hackers ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] evolution's editors
- Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 10:58:12 -0400
Rodney Dawes wrote:
On Enj , 2004-04-01 at 17:39 +0200, guenther wrote:
However, the Contact Editor is *big*, like you mentioned yourself. *Too*
big IMHO. The dialog is more than 600 pixels high.
On a 800x600 display this will not only cover most of the screen -- this
will effectively disable the user to access the buttons at the bottom.
The [OK] button will be cut off the screen, if there is a Menu Panel at
the top of the screen.
Any possibility of adding one or two tabs and therefore making the
dialog lighter? Do we care about that resolution?
I don't think we do. The default resolution for new machines has been
quite some time now. I think it might even be larger than that these
days, but most
of the cheaper laptops are 1024x768. The iBook is no longer 800x600
Default resolution is a bit different than minimum resolution. Dialogs
should be able to be used at 800x600. That is a totally reasonable
resolution on some systems (projectors, tablets, legacy etc.) and for
some people (sight-limited, etc). It may not look great at 800x600 but
the user should be able to operate the dialog. There is very little
that is worse than a dialog that pops up that you can't use.
Not to say that there isn't too much information in the dialog really,
but it is
quite hard to design a simple UI around such a complex and extensible
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