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0014718ScribusUsabilitypublic2017-04-05 08:42
ReporterJLuc Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.04
Product Version1.5.3.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014718: View Tools dont fit in vertical toolbar
DescriptionA nice display space is a lot of benefit for DTP work. On most modern screen the ratio of the screen is very horizontal (16/9 or 16/10 rather than the traditional 4/3) and vertical space is scarce. Hence, having the toolbars in a vertical shape far left or far right is obviously a way to make best use of available screen. It's ok for all toolbars except for "View Tool" which is 3 times wider than it should be, because of the options text. When aligning this tool bar along with the others, the whole toolbar becomes 3 times wider than it should be, thus loosing lot of nice display space.

I see 4 possible ways to fix that issue or improve it :
- use a combobox that keeps a small visible part when not used (?)
- use short option names instead of full words. For ex HR (for High resolution) / MR (for medium) or N (for normal) / LR Low resolution)
or use wellknown "HD", or wellknown XL / M / XS
- use icons instead of textes for the options label
Or :
- use a set of 3 on/off buttons instead of a combo-box. This option has the advantage that its possible to add a hint bubble to each.

As an example of possible icons i suggest using or finding inspiration out of the ones i attach to this file.
Additional Information[EDIT] Moreover, when set in vertical view mode, it happens very quickly that vertical couloured stripes do fill the empty space, as seen on uploaded screenshot
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JLuc

2017-04-02 16:42

developer  

small.jpg (2,148 bytes)
small.jpg (2,148 bytes)
SLA proposal for buttons for view tools.sla (27,188 bytes)

JLuc

2017-04-05 07:47

developer   ~0043701

Moreover, when set in vertical view mode, it happens very quickly that vertical zebras do fill the empty space, as seen on uploaded screenshot

view tool zebras.jpg (8,554 bytes)
view tool zebras.jpg (8,554 bytes)

ale

2017-04-05 08:42

manager   ~0043704

i still think that the view toolbar is not a good idea...

parts of it should be in the status bar (probably only enabling / disabling the preview mode), the rest simply in the menus...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-04-02 16:42 JLuc New Issue
2017-04-02 16:42 JLuc File Added: small.jpg
2017-04-02 16:42 JLuc File Added: PNG proposal for buttons for view tool.png
2017-04-02 16:42 JLuc File Added: SLA proposal for buttons for view tools.sla
2017-04-02 16:42 JLuc Tag Attached: usability
2017-04-02 16:50 JLuc Description Updated View Revisions
2017-04-02 17:19 jghali Product Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.3.svn
2017-04-05 07:45 JLuc Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2017-04-05 07:47 JLuc File Added: view tool zebras.jpg
2017-04-05 07:47 JLuc Note Added: 0043701
2017-04-05 07:59 JLuc Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2017-04-05 08:42 ale Note Added: 0043704