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

On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 15:20 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> 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.

We could put it on the side (* J5 wishes GTK+ had draws)

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>

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