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Re: [yast-devel] New ncurses package selector
  • From: Lukas Ocilka <lukas.ocilka@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:58:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <47BAEEA7.8050605@xxxxxxx>
Martin Schmidkunz napsal(a):
* What about moving actions into the top menu row? Then there would be
just one navigation/action area.
It is there on purpose, because of easier navigation. Reason: if you want to
change status of selected package and you don't remember keyboard shortcuts
(+,-, Space and friends), you need to press Shift-Tab three or more times to
get to the correct menu item. Now all you need is single press of Tab key.

OK, that makes sense to me.
But I found it quite hard to locate the action combo box.
What about putting it under the package description?
This would be consistent with the YaST modules, where you have an
overview, a description and then the add/edit/delete buttons (e.g. like
in the "Software Repositories" module)

Well, the way it is done now saves some space. In ncurses there is
"always less" space then you need :)

Additionally, the "Action" is now close to the package name which
suggests that it might have something in common with the current package
;) which is correct.

Your mockup shows how "Actions" combo-box feels alone and occupies one
more line (You've forgotten "Package: XYZ" line).


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