[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Keyboard CP Section
sayamindu at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 08:23:06 EDT 2009
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> Sayamindu has done a great job coding the keyboard CP section.
> I am a bit skeptical about the use of comboboxes. I find them hard to use -
> at least the one in gtk. We do not get a search functionality by default,
> and scrolling takes a lot of time etc. Same is true for the language CP
> section, btw.
> Another possibility would be to use a treeview, like we do for the journal
> listview, and limit the number of entries by a search field for example. One
> can use the type ahead search functionality here as well.
If we use a treeview, one of the problems is that the entire section
would become pretty long (from
http://people.sugarlabs.org/sayamindu/cpanel_kbd.png - and we are
showing only 2 of the maximum 4 layouts that are usually possible with
XKB). As the section "overflows", we would have a scrollbar at the
side, which looks somewhat ugly IMHO.
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