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Re: [yast-devel] redesign of printer module redesign
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 16:52:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <47AB2933.1090609@xxxxxxx>
Hi Klaus and all,

Better, waaay better ;-)

Thanks :-)

- I wonder about the menu on the left side. IIRC this was already
discussed (and dismissed !) some time ago and a tab-style approach
Other functions can be placed in an application menu bar placed
horizontally at the top of the window.

I tried the application bar approach first and to be honest: it looked
so bad, that I didn't even dare to send it around :-(

- How about combining the "Filter: Show All" label and the "Set
Filter" combo-box into one ?

This solution has the possibility to include short cuts into the filter
options. This would not be possible when using a combo box:

- The small tool icon is nice but probably information overflow.
The "Local"/"Remote" column should be sufficient (together with
disabling the "Edit" button for remote queues.

Mhm. Especially because the meaning of the tool icon is not instantly
clear (Is the queue configured? Can I configure it?).
It also pronounces the other icons (default, status) better.
OK, changed.

- "Test Page" should be named "Print Test Page"

OK, changed.

- The "Status" column in unclear. Which information does it show ?

It shows the status of the print queue:
check mark means: accepting print jobs and printing enabled
x means: either one of the two conditions or both are not in place.
Text was also the first idea we had, but it was too long and it required
horizontal scrolling which is really, really nasty.
So we decided to use icons.

- The "Back"/"Abort"/"Next" button row should just have a single "Ok"
(or "Done" or ...) button. There's no point in aborting the overview

Navigation buttons in YaST are a long and big chapter, which also needs
a lot of work.
So I would like to discuss them at another time.
Delayed but not to be forgotten!

Have a nice evening,


Martin Schmidkunz
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