Ticket #767 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Usability issues in combo box menus

Reported by: giles.jones@… Owned by: mickeyl
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Theming - Gtk+ Version: 2007.2
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: buglog@… Blocked By:
Blocking: Estimated Completion (week):
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The combo box used for the application category section is fiddly to use. All of
the categories should always be visible to avoid the need to scroll up (which is
pretty hard).

The combos should also be sticky, one click to display, and a click to select an
item, a method to close the combo could be provided by always having a close
icon at the top. See screenshot for an mock up of how this would look.

Also, the drop down menu top left which selects currently open apps is way too
small, there's plenty of screen space for there to be more spacing and have the
text larger.


menu.jpg (48.9 KB) - added by giles.jones@… 12 years ago.
Mockup of menu improvement

Change History

Changed 12 years ago by giles.jones@…

Mockup of menu improvement

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mickey@…

I agree. The combobox popup menu should act like a regular GtkPopupMenu?.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by mickey@…

  • rep_platform changed from Macintosh to All
  • Component changed from openmoko-libs to Theming
  • Severity changed from normal to enhancement
  • op_sys changed from MacOS X to Linux

Changing component and flagging as enhancement, it's actually something that
would be needed to fix in Gtk+.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by roh

  • Owner changed from mickey@… to mickeyl

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by mickeyl

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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