[HIG] Re: [Usability] Re: Decision: instant apply window buttons

On Fri, 2002-01-25 at 19:03, Ben Ford wrote:
> Gregory Merchan wrote:
> >Briefly:
> > Settings windows should be type NORMAL and not resizeable.
> >
> I must chime in that I find non-resizeable windows highly annoying. 
>  Especially if you end up on a lower resolution machine and the damn 
> thing won't fit on your screen.  If you can't resize it (and if the 
> window doesn't handle resizing appropriately) then you're stuffed.
> This has happened to me personally several times in the last few months. 
>  Gnome apps use HUGE property dialogs.

They shouldn't. This is probably indicative of an overly complicated
dialog that needs to be simplified. People don't do so well at searching
when too much information is "splatted" onto the screen.

Looking at Control Center... all the "dialogs" fit OK on a 640x480
screen. They seem like OK candidates for being a fixed size (and indeed
some of them already are).


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