Re: Comments on fullscreen dialog
- From: Larry Ewing <lewing novell com>
- To: Thomas Van Machelen <thomas vanmachelen gmail com>
- Cc: F-Spot list <f-spot-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Comments on fullscreen dialog
- Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 13:15:24 -0500
On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 16:14 +0200, Thomas Van Machelen wrote:
> Hi Warren,
> 2007/4/5, Warren Baird <photogeekmtl gmail com>:
> > Hi all,
> > With Stephene's help, I've managed to get the most recent svn build
> > working with my existing photo db.
> > So far my impressions of the changes over the last few months are
> > positive, except for the dialog that shows up in fullscreen mode when
> > you press a key or move the mouse.
> > I have basically 2 main use cases for full-screen mode:
> > 1: showing photos to people. I rarely use slideshow mode for this,
> > because there's no pause, forward or back controls.
> > 2: reviewing photos - here I regularly use the forward and next keys
> > to move between photos, and quite often press '1' and scroll around in
> > full resolution mode to see how sharp the picture is.
> > In both of these modes, the current dialog is far more annoying than
> > useful It's near the bottom 1/3 line of the photo, where a lot of
> > people say you should put the interesting things in your photo, and it's
> > big, quite a bit larger vertically than it needs to be.
> You're not the first one to comment on the new fullscreen overlay
> position; there already is a simple patch that relieves some of your
> grieves; feel free to check it out:
Thanks for the feedback everyone, and to a large extent I agree with the
issues mentioned (definitely try it with a composited desktop though).
Above and beyond the problems already discussed the dialog will get a
lot of improvements sometime in the near future.
It might help to understand that I wrote the current dialog, got it
mostly working, then got stuck in a code freeze/release crunch for
SLED10 sp1. That work is wrapping up and interface polish is a priority
for the next cycle. I hope to publish a rough development roadmap for
the coming year in the next month or so.
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