Re: Open/Save dialog UI

I really meant defaults here. Didn't make that clear enough. But I really do
feel like many dialog boxes waste space by not using it.

An open/save dialog box has the whole screen to itself. Use most of it. Of
course, rememering the size (and maybe position) shoud be there too.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent Shoe" <kentshoe mn rr com>
To: "Maynard Kuona" <knxmay001 mail uct ac za>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 5:20 AM
Subject: Re: Open/Save dialog UI

> Maynard Kuona wrote:
> >I saw a post on this list about the file open/save dialog UI's and had a
> >suggestions. I posted this on forums and reproduce it
> >verbatim:
> >
> >Seriously, I think most of us, when we open a file open/save dialog box,
> >are concentrating on that. I think making them bigger will not hurt. I
> >60% screenheight and 60% screen width should do the trick. I think the
> >dialogs should be designed with this in mind, i.e., to work best at 60%
> >screen width and 60% screen height, or whatever percentage is agreed on.
> >Since there are going to be configurable to some extent(maybe) those who
> >want them smaller can optimise themselves.
> >
> >I know this could be controversial, but think about it. Or maybe try and
> >if you ever shift focus when you are saving things.
> >
> >If I could GIMP, I would draw some mockups. I know many may think it
> >be ugly, but I think it is very relative, it just a matter of getting
> >to them being bigger.
> >
> >And, I also would like the ability to be able to go back to the document
> >leaving the dialog open. But if I click on the task list in the panel,
> >dialog box should jump back to front to remind me that I still have the
> >dialog open.
> >
> >This might be a lot of stuff to digest so I will end there. Please
> >this.
> >
> >
> >
> I would like to have the file dialog remember it's size regardless of
> the application
> it is invoked from, with the caveat that it make itself smaller if it is
> displayed
> on a screen too small to contain the dialog.

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