[Kst] [Bug 249805] New: UI usability: make some strings more user-friendly

Barth Netterfield barth.netterfield at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 01:06:13 CEST 2010

I think I like the new strings.

Related to this is another question that several other users have
asked me: why is the 'Create New...' widget even in the data manager
at all?

Would it be better to split the data manager and the data creator into
two dialogs?  Or is one, as now, just fine?


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Nicolas Brisset
<nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com> wrote:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249805
>           Summary: UI usability: make some strings more user-friendly
>           Product: kst
>           Version: 2.0.1
>          Platform: Compiled Sources
>        OS/Version: Linux
>            Status: NEW
>          Severity: wishlist
>          Priority: NOR
>         Component: ui
>        AssignedTo: kst at kde.org
>        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
> Version:           2.0.1
> OS:                Linux
> In the data manager the user sees strings which may be clear for a developer,
> but not for the average user.Since strings are visible and a pain to change
> once the application is translated and there are screenshots and screencasts
> all around the web, we should try to improve them now.
> I suggest the following changes:
> - instead of repeating "Create" everywhere and having some string ends
> truncated when the dialog has a reduced width, we could put a QLabel at the top
> above the QToolbox saying something like "Click to:"
> - "Create Primitive" -> "Read new data"
> - "Create Data Object" -> "Create derived object"
> - "Create Plugin" -> "Use a plugin"
> - "Create Fit" -> "Fit a curve"
> - "Create Filter" -> Filter a curve"
> Note: if we go for the menu reorganization suggested in bug #249799, then
> obviously the above needs to be considered in menu names.
> Reproducible: Always
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C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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