Re: [Usability] Pathbuttons-Field
- From: Tomasz Janowitz <logan77 o2 pl>
- To: t_w_ freenet de
- Cc: Usability gnome conference <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Pathbuttons-Field
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:44:11 +0100
Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> With the file dialog issues coming up again and again, I suddenly
> had this idea to combine a textfield with path-buttons:
I like this idea in general, though I don't quite understand why putting
those widgets inside "location prompt". It looks weird and...not so pretty
:) The buttons could just take place (eating it) of location entry. Anyway,
my proposal :
> The file list below it should be filtered for the string as it's
> entered, or browser style autocompletion could be shown attached
> below the field.
But what it would make if we were for example in "/usr/bin" - suddenly drop
down menu with 100 fields? And if there was some fixed number (lest assume
7) of allowed entries, than behaviour would be inconsistent - once it would
pop up and next time it wouldn't for no apparent (for unexperienced user)
> Backspace would work like on characters, going one level up here.
That is very much intuitive. I like it a lot.
> The lower version should remind of the / path
Well AFAIK the whole button widgetery was all about forgetting "/" at all.
And it definitely is less readable in this "mode".
> I would like feedback and suggestions on possible next steps.
Me too :) .
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