Re: [evolution-patches] Fix to resize the composer attachment bar
- From: Srinivasa Ragavan <sragavan novell com>
- To: guenther <guenther rudersport de>
- Cc: evolution-patches lists ximian com, dobey novell com, Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj novell com>
- Subject: Re: [evolution-patches] Fix to resize the composer attachment bar
- Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:24:41 +0530
On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 15:06 +0200, guenther wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 09:30 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 00:56 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > This
> > > way, you could just backspace over the icon to delete the attachment,
> > > and dnd into the message body to attach.
> > nice idea but I don't think it would work in practice (not to mention
> > non-trivial)
> > if the attachments are always going to be at the bottom anyway, it seems
> > easier to just use the current attachment bar.
> > the only problem we really need to solve here is making it so that the
> > user can drop the attachment he wants to add anywhere on the composer
> > window and have it be attached.
> > there's no real need to change the attachment bar ui from the way it was
> > in 2.2 afaict (I certainly don't seem to recall seeing any bugs reported
> > about wanting to be able to resize it or anything else)
> Agreed. :)
> > I'm not necessarily against adding the ability to resize the attachment
> > bar, but we should definitely go back to having the expander I think -
> > if we then add the resize ability, we should probably make it such that
> > you couldn't resize to smaller than what is needed to display a single
> > row of attachment icons.
> Agreed, I think we definitely should go back to the expander, too. The
> expander is a great way to manage your attached files while still having
> the option to visually "hide" all attachments leaving nothing but a
> small informative status note.
> IMHO there is only one real issue with the 2.2.x way to deal with
> attachments: Not display added attachments (expanding the attachment
> pane every time an attachments gets added). Seems to me, like this is
> the real issue with all this re-working anyway...
> If the attachment pane pops up every time an attachment gets added, the
> user can not add an attachment by mistake. 
Dobey's UI proposal stated some issues with that approach. Probably he
should explain here, why to get rid of the expander.
> Anyway, having the option to still adjust the height of the attachment
> pane would maybe will be a good idea. But please don't get rid of the
> extremely handy and nice expander!
> On a related note, I wonder if the attachments could be displayed in a
> list view, like Nautilus and the file chooser offers...
> ...guenther (who really loves the expander)
>  Like adding a full set of vCards -- just cause the To/Ccc/Bcc
> buttons don't listen to drag-n-drop of Contacts. This just happened
> 2 weeks ago to me... :/
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