increasing the usability of search dialogs

Christian Stoitner Christian.Stoitner at
Tue May 16 19:49:27 BST 2006

On Monday 15 May 2006 18:34, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> I have thought about that, too. The problem is that the dialog has a very
> different aspect from a toolbar... maybe not so big a problem, but would
> look more like a hack than a real solution.
> [...]
> Luciano

I think it should be more like a smart dock widget. it should change its 
contents(the layout) when its docked. so we can have a big search dialog with 
all the options and a smallish search bar with just a few essential things.

and as it should be a dock widget, it would be cool i you could drag it into 
position just like other dock widgets. i think that would be much more 
intuitive than just a button(which would still be nice as a shortcut, but i 
think dock widgets in qt4 have them anyway?). 

i think all dialogs should realy be these special dock widgets. i think 
getting rid of the old style dialogs for many things is something the 
usability group wants to do anyway. with these docks we could give the users 
the choice.


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