[Geany-devel] [PATCH 09/19] Use wider entry for project file path

Jiří Techet techet at xxxxx
Wed Aug 25 16:31:27 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 13:57, Nick Treleaven
<nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Thu,  5 Aug 2010 01:59:43 +0200
> Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 30 is too little. For instance
>> /home/techet/projects/geany/geany.geany
>> is 39 characters long and this is really short path. I find 50
>> characters to be about minimal usable size so users do not have
>> to scroll inside the edit box too often.
> 50 makes the dialog seem too wide IMO. The user can stretch the dialog
> as well as scroll the entry. I don't like forcing the entry to be at
> least 50 characters wide, I wouldn't mind so much if it displays as 50
> so long as the screen can take it, but could be reduced by GTK or
> the user if necessary.

I agree the dialog looks better with not so wide entries, on the other
hand I *always* have to scroll the entry to be able to edit the path
at the end. But I don't care so much about the future of this patch,
it's just a minor usability problem I have noticed.


> Regards,
> Nick
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