[Digikam-devel] [Bug 147773] New: use "top tabs" for switching sidebar modes
per at bothner.com
Wed Jul 11 01:21:22 BST 2007
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Summary: use "top tabs" for switching sidebar modes
Platform: Fedora RPMs
AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
ReportedBy: per bothner com
Version: 0.9.2-final (using KDE KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from: Fedora RPMs
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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