Re: [Usability] Three dialog problems

On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 10:56 -0600, Matthew Nuzum wrote:

> Second problem: Save as Dialogs are cluttered such that critical tasks
> are obscured. I use gedit a lot, and its save as dialog is a perfect
> example.
> Note that folders I *never* use, folders whose name begins with a dot,
> come up first. "Character encoding" gets almost as much screen real
> estate as the file browser. The file browser itself is so tiny that
> you can barely see anything in there. Disabled form elements (two
> buttons and a select list above) consume a great deal of space.
> I don't know a perfect solution to this, but one option could be to
> hide the disabled select list for "save in folder," shrink or remove
> the character coding select list, shrink the "add/remove" buttons
> (which I'm not sure what they do, so are they necessary?) and do some
> re-arranging of the "all files"  select list.

We could also gain some space for the list by reducing the vertical
spacing between (and, perhaps, inside) widgets. Traditionally, GNOME UIs
have used a lot of spacing, and I'm not sure it's always a good thing.

Hans Petter

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