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

On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 13:39 +0200, Christian Persch wrote:
> Hi,
> > 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
> .

Thats really not possible. The tabs you get depends on the printer
backend at runtime, and in the future we'll hopefully have things like
driver-added printer-specific extra tabs.

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