Preference window reworking
lschiere at pidgin.im
Mon Nov 16 23:01:33 EST 2009
On Nov 16, 2009, at 10:54 EST, John Bailey wrote:
> Hi, all,
> As some of you are aware, I have been spending time working on our prefs window.
> We've recently been getting complaints because the window is too tall to fit on
> the short, wide screens common on netbooks. In that vein, I've been looking at
> changes that make our prefs window shorter. This work has been happening on the
> im.pidgin.cpw.rekkanoryo.prefs_window branch. Coincidentally, even with all
> these changes, our prefs window still fits on an 800x600 screen.
Good, we had all sorts of complaints back in the day about not fitting in 800x600.
> Among the notable changes:
> * Tabs moved to the left side. This gives us room to add more tabs if needed,
> without going back to the old treeview we had in the 1.x.y days. (If the
> tabs get moved back to the top, the width of the tab row will force the
> pages in the GtkNotebook to be wider than they need to be and add at least
> 27 pixels to the height of the window.)
> * Browser tab is now only suppressed on Windows or OS X.
> * Now have a Proxy tab that is always shown.
> * Browser and Proxy tabs each have their own GNOME-specific messages.
cool, I never liked fully suppressing these tabs.
I don't really care about the other changes listed.
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