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

Mikolaj Machowski mikmach at wp.pl
Wed Jul 11 21:33:03 BST 2007

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------- Additional Comments From mikmach wp pl  2007-07-11 22:33 -------
Your solution also wastes space. Just in different way. When I have
many, many albums, tags, predefined searches vertical space in panels is
very valuable. Also paradoxically your proposition in many situations
will lead to even *more* waste of horizontal space. Why? Headers of
modes (as you call them will not fit in width of left panel. User will
have two choices: hassle with clicking on some button (usually small) to
scroll through list or make panel wider. Solution worse than supposed

Also I have some suspicions your perspective is skewed by environment.
Not bad thing in itself but Digikam is KDE program and mainly cater to
users of programs like Amarok and Konqueror where vertical tabs are used

Better solution - and more in KDE way are subpanels like in
KPDF/Okular/KDevelop. Bad side of this it impossibility to turn panel
off/on without use of some arcane keyboard shortcut or navigating
through menus. Turning on panel in your proposition also is awkward.
Great thing about Digikam panels is easiness of switching it on/off with
one click. Your way gives easy turn off. What about turn on?

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