D6184: restore horizontal scrollbar in the project manager plugin
noreply at phabricator.kde.org
Fri Jul 7 21:25:30 UTC 2017
aaronpuchert added a comment.
Just my two cents: I work with a touch pad most of the time and wouldn't like horizontal scrolling in the project manager. The problem is that it wobbles left and right when all you want is to scroll up and down. I'm also not using it in the source code view, instead the dynamic word wrap helps me to break long lines, if they occur.
Horizontal scrolling is nice for images, where you have two //equivalent dimensions//, or similar media. Text however (or a directory tree) extends mostly in the vertical dimension, while the horizontal extent should ideally be a small constant. In these cases you don't want horizontal scrolling, because it destroys the alignment that helps the user orient. Which is especially important in source code, or a directory tree. As @kfunk said, it's really not a good idea UX-wise.
However, I've seen implementations where elided text is immediately expanded on hovering, which is quite nice. That isn't happening here, instead I have to wait some time for a tool tip that shows the entire path. That might be a bit annoying.
To: rjvbb, #kdevelop, kfunk
Cc: aaronpuchert, kfunk, apol, kdevelop-devel, geetamc, Pilzschaf, akshaydeo, surgenight, arrowdodger
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