Re: Print dialog mockup (re: tabs changing tabs sucks)


> Larry Ewing caught me on irc this morning to ask why an element in the
> print dialog notebook widget (namely the printer list) affect the tabs
> in the notebook itself.  I agree with him that it can be confusing and
> the general consensus was printing dialogs suck in general. 
> I spent a couple of minutes doing a rough mockup of how we might
> approach making it a bit better (PPD generated UI is never going to
> become a paradise).  I'm not going to implement this since fixing the
> internals is more important right now, but if some enterprising soul
> wants to give it a shot (should be easy) then have at.

I don't like that mockup too much. Looking at the pages generated for
the printers here, the 'advanced' page uses almost full height. So with
halved height, it'll have a scrollbar, or make the dialogue too tall.

IMHO the better way to fix the 'disappearing' tabs would be simply to
make the non-available tabs insensitive instead of invisible, which
would probably involve fixing .


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