[Digikam-devel] [Bug 147773] New: use "top tabs" for switching sidebar modes

Per Bothner per at bothner.com
Wed Jul 11 01:21:22 BST 2007

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           Summary: use "top tabs" for switching sidebar modes
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Fedora RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: per bothner com

Version:           0.9.2-final (using KDE KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from:    Fedora RPMs
OS:                Linux

Both left and right sidebars have a vertical tab bar for switching between modes.
This wastes a fair bit of valuable screen real estate.  I suggest replacing them with a more conventional "top tab bar" (just across the sidebar of course) instead, which would use a lot less screen space, and I argue would be more natural too.

This will have to do instead of a real mock-up:  Assume we're in "Dates" mode for the left sidebar.  Above will show:
  [A] [D] Dates [T] [S] [X]
where [A], [D], [T], and [S] are the icons for Album, Dates, Tags, and Searches modes, respectively, while [X] is a close icon.  The '[D] Dates' part is highlighted.

Clicking on [A] will switch to Albums mode, and show:
   [A] Albums [D] [T] [S] [X]
Now '[A] Albums' is highlighted.

Clicking in [X] will remove/minimize the sidebar.

In addition the main View menu should have entries for Left sidebar and Right sidebar.
The Left sidebar brings up a sub-menu showing:
Hidden is grayed out if the menubar is currently hidden.

Alternatively, we can have check-boxes like Firefox's View->Sidebar menu.

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