john.raymond.pierce at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 21:05:57 UTC 2005
I've checked in version 45 of LookEnhancements. In this release window
borders have been put on a diet shedding 1/3 of their width. I thought about
making it a preference, but I kind of like the thinner borders the more I
look at them. If there is anyone that really wants thicker borders (we are
talking 4 pixels vs. the former 6 pixels) then let me know. It would be real
easy to make a preference, but I kind of don't like lots of preferences if
no one particularly cares.
PS - If thinner borders is amenable to all then I will post this update on
SqueakMap as the latest edition.
PSS - I worry that thinner borders and resize regions works directly against
Fitts Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitts'_law) making resizing windows
/ panes take longer for the user to complete. Thoughts from the community?.
On 8/6/05, John Pierce <john.raymond.pierce at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ramon,
> On 8/5/05, Ramon Leon <rleon at insario.com> wrote:
> > OK, apologies, actual suggestions from now on. Any chance you could add
> > a preference for thinner window borders? It'd be nice to have the outer
> > borders be as thin as the borders between panes, and maybe a thinner
> > title bar too. Just overall a slimmer look, as an option.
> I'm looking into slimmer window borders in the same vein as the thinner
> splitters that I've done. I'll see if we can get this in.
> It'd also be
> > really nice if windows would snap to alignment against other windows or
> > against the outer borders of the screen, maybe there's something like
> > this and I just don't know about it, if so I'd like to know.
> Sounds a bit more involved than thinner window borders. I think it is an
> interesting idea, but I need to ponder it a bit before I decide if I like
> the idea. I get a little wary of user interfaces that try to do too much. So
> the question in mind is "is it natural for windows to know about other
> windows as if you are laying out tiles on the screen?" or would this feature
> frustrate users when they are trying to overlap windows slightly? I dunno
> right now because I don't know of too many user interfaces that do this. Do
> you care to submit a changeset that does this?
> It's easy to have a complicated idea. It's very very hard to have a simple
> idea. -- Carver Mead
It's easy to have a complicated idea. It's very very hard to have a simple
idea. -- Carver Mead
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