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

On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 15:43 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> 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.

The major disadvantage of this is that you loose a *lot* of space if you
have to show both the settings tab and the list of printers at the same
time always. Either the window becomes very tall, or you're constantly
forced to scroll, both in the printer list and the settings tabs.

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