[Kst] [Bug 249799] UI usability: reorganize kst2 menus

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Thu Sep 23 17:27:16 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Brisset, Nicolas <
Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com> wrote:

>     -I don't think that 'shared axis box' belongs with the zoom options.
>  Although it's not really an annotation, it is more like an annotation, than
> a mouse mode... maybe.
> I see it as an "axis tie option" just like tied zoom… But it's a bit
> confusing, I agree. Still, that's the best place I could find for it. It is
> a "Mode" toolbar, not a "zoom" one. Maybe that's a bit more open.
It also isn't a mode.  It sort of creates something...  its for formatting.
 Hmmm...  Any other comments from people?

>   -would it be better to turn the Layout Mode toggle into a radio set
> between the upcoming 'x zoom mode', 'y zoom mode', 'xy zoom mode' and
> 'layout mode'?  This is what okular does in the same situation.  Takes more
> space, but might be more clear.
> Yes, when we reintroduce those zoom modes we'll have to do something.
> They're clearly exclusive, and I think the approach I best like is as we had
> at some point in kst 1.x: a "combobutton". Do you know what I mean?
More compact, but not as usable.

>    -where did the tied zoom icon come from?  Do you have svg source?  The
> idea is right, but it looks sort of murky.
> Agreed, as I said in the commit message it still needs to be improved. The
> source is taken from oxygen and the .svgz it came from is in
> src/images/svg_icons/tiedzoom.svg. I wanted to make it more contrasted but
> it was getting late yesterday J For small sizes (we have 22x22 right now)
> it definitely needs to be tweaked a bit.

OK.  Should we base the X, Y, and XY zoom modes off of it as well?  Or are
the kst1 ones better?
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