[Geany-Devel] Plugin manager interface
johannes.lange at xxxxx
Wed Apr 23 19:13:43 UTC 2014
On Wed 23 Apr 2014 20:58:07 CEST,
Pavel Roschin <roshin at scriptumplus.ru> wrote:
> 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 agree with your all your points, though I don't think the search too
important, as there are usually not too many plugins.
> I tried to make some sort of concept of plugin manager interface design. Maybe
> you will find it interesting:
> Alternative (move description to bottom):
Looks nice, I like the second one better.
> 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?
I think the plugin description as a tooltip is a better solution than in
the status bar as some descriptions are quite long.
In your second layout there might be space at the right bottom for a
multi-line widget for this.
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