[ros-dev] Network connection config dialog prototype
swisscm at iinet.net.au
Thu Mar 31 10:56:37 CEST 2005
Jasper van de Gronde wrote:
> Andrew "Silver Blade" Greenwood wrote:
>> Can you come up with a design?
> I don't know about others, but one thing that has always bothered me
> enormously is that it's hard to get an overview. Perhaps it would be
> possible to list all connections at once in a tree view for example,
> instead of forcing the user to open and close dialogs all the time. It
> might even work to put some of the options in this tree view.
> Or perhaps it would be better (as in more attainable) to just open
> property sheets next to tree view instead of forcing the user to
> navigate through multiple windows (first selecting the connection in
> "Network Connections" and requesting its properties, then selecting
> the desired item, click on properties, and then possibly even a click
> on advanced).
> To illustrate my thoughts I've created a mock-up that shows a lay-out
> that would at least be an improvement over the XP layout for me:
> For the mock-up source (Glade+Python, if anyone is interested in
> expanding on this idea):
> You'll have to imagine the details like icons and so on, but it shows
> the general idea of putting all the connections in one tree view,
> which makes it easy to quickly navigate to the desired property page,
> to switch between property pages (of different connections) to compare
> settings and last but not least it avoids screen clutter! (try
> navigating to the list of IP addresses under Windows, you'll have four
> windows open!!!)
> There would definitely be some details to fill-in. Like what to do
> when navigating to a different property page when the current one has
> been modified but not yet applied? But these issues should be possible
> to resolve, either by looking at what other people do or (when lacking
> satisfactory examples) by devising new solutions.
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As a network admin, I love that design. In general, I also love it.
Having a tree view instead of tabs would be wonderful for most parts of
the reactos UI.
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