[Geany-Devel] Plugin manager interface

Pavel Roschin roshin at xxxxx
Wed Apr 23 18:58:07 UTC 2014


There are some inconveniences in current plugin manager window:
- plugin description is too long and is hard to read because of window width
- too many actions user need to perform to get access to plugin settings
- no plugin search feature
- too many windows: settings - window, keybindings - window, help - window

I tried to make some sort of concept of plugin manager interface design. Maybe
you will find it interesting:

Alternative (move description to bottom):

I offer:
- add search field
- remove unnecessary labels
- remove plugin description from list
- show plugin description as tooltip or show it in status bar
- show plugin settings immediately
- show plugin keybindings as tab where user can check keybindings _only_ for
  this plugin
- show help as a tab (of course there should be API for help window with rich
  text, maybe show readme)

Any suggestions?

Best regards,
Pavel Roschin aka RPG

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