On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 11:48 -0400, William Jon McCann wrote: > Hi, > > I've made a few small UI changes in my archive. The result looks like: > <http://acs.pha.jhu.edu/~mccannwj/rhythmbox/Screenshot-Rhythmbox-ui.png> Interesting. > What problems do these changes solve? > > * The shell-player did not scale well to large font sizes > > The song title, arguably the most interesting thing on the screen, is > almost always ellipsized. This indicates that more horizontal space is > required for this text. Hm, I don't typically have this problem, but I suppose my screen resolution (1600x1200) is at the upper range. > * The song position slider was essentially useless since the > granularity was so large > > This is a serious problem for long songs, such as full CD DJ mixes or > orchestral pieces. Yeah, I can imagine that, although I don't have either kind of song. > * The vertical position of the play/pause, previous, next, and volume > buttons would vary depending on font size and whether the "From %s by > %s" subtitle was shown Definitely a problem. > * Removed use of broken GnomeUrl links > > The search url doesn't work in firefox. The searching is broken by > design since you don't want to search individually for artist and album > you want to search with the terms combined. > The links colors were not > themeable. The ellipsizing was broken. etc. Hmmm...these all sound like bugs, not necessarily a reason to remove the search. We've talked about doing cooler things with the links too; for example the link could be to a live wiki/yarrr page about that band where you can see who else is listening to that band at the time (similar to the search party bounty). > * Use GtkStatusBar with grippy > > This makes it substantially easier to resize the window. Good fix, although it seems to me this could have been done in the existing UI too, modulo implementation details. > * Removed check box options from the status bar > > These options take up too much space on the status bar. They limit the > minimum possible width of the window. They reduce the space available > for status messages. They clutter the interface. It isn't clear that > it is natural to look to the status bar for control elements. The suggestion of having them in the toolbar makes sense to me. Anyways...I think this work overall is good. Bastien/Christophe, any comments?
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