[Sugar-devel] Home button in browse - toolbar images

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 18 09:20:05 EDT 2010

On 14 Oct 2010, at 23:35, Lucian Branescu wrote:

> On 14 October 2010 19:47, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Gonzalo,
>> On 5 Oct 2010, at 20:32, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
>>> Gary:
>>> Here are the screenshots.
>>> I comented a check of cairo version to add the tabs button.
>>> toolbar-browse-0.90.png and  toolbar-browse-0.84.png are with the emulator at 1200x900
>>> browse-90-in-sugar-emulator.png and browse-90-in-emulator-without-tabs.png are the worst case, sugar-emulator by default.
>>> I don't know if is a real case.
>> I've tinkered with Browse on an XO-1 to fake the extra home and tab button so we are looking at our most likely common usage environment (as XO-1/1.5 folks upgrade Sugar). The stop button does not fall off the end in this case, though the search field is much smaller than I'd like to be honest. As an emergency stop gap before we can code the reload/stop icon to move into the URL input location (as per the clear icon in Sugar search fields), it is at least a feasible option.
>> FWIW under Simon's 0.90 F14 XO-1 builds the add new tab icon is auto disabled (due to some other tab/api bug avoidance), so there is a at least little more space for the location field.
>> What is the target deployment you have in mind? One of the Dextrose builds?
>> Note: I think Lucian mentioned he might be considering making the add new tab  icon into a sub toolbar reveal, so that he has space for the add, remove, next, last tab features (see Terminal for the example tab control use case). If he is really considering this soon ;) then it might be better to move the add new tab icon over to where I have placed the go-home icon, and move the go-home icon over to where the add tab icon is placed (so the primary toolbar icons with sub-toolbars are all together on the left).
> I'd swap them anyway, Home makes sense to be next to Back/Forward.
> However, I'm really not satisfied with the amount of space left for
> the URL bar.

Yes agreed, toolbar complexity is my other worry (too many tool icons at the top level).

> I could maybe add reload and home in a toolbar,

The feature that strikes me as most complex is the new add tab feature, I know many adults who do not understand this feature. How about we move the add tab button down into the View sub-toolbar? The other tab navigation tools could also go there in the future. Seems to be a reasonable grouping to me along with the existing Zoom out, Zoom in, Fullscreen, Show/Hide Tray view features.

> or add a
> small stop/reload button inside the URL bar (but I'm not sure such
> useful features should be hidden so well).

I'd vote +.9 for this, I'd rather we didn't have to use another UI button design vs. nice large (finger sized) toolbar bar buttons, but Sugar does already use this design for adding the Clear (x) widget in to the right of all Search fields – and we really do need to save the space in the Browse toolbar now that some deployment folks are calling for the addition of a home button.


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