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bug#3022: 23.0.92; triangle images in Customize buffers are just plain b
bug#3022: 23.0.92; triangle images in Customize buffers are just plain bad
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 03:50:37 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
>> > While the idea behind the triangles (arrows) in Customize is good
>> > (actually, I believe it was I who suggested it), the
>> > current effect is quite bad.
>> > If the value is shown, then the triangle points downward. Typically,
>> > that symbol means that clicking it will display something additional
>> > below the symbol. Instead, the value disappears.
>> > If the value is not shown, the the symbol is a right-pointing
>> > triangle. That's OK in this case, since it suggests that clicking it
>> > will display something to the right, and the value is to the right.
>> > However, for the symbol that replaces `More', a right-pointing
>> > triangle is inappropriate, since the text is not displayed to its
>> > right, but below it.
>> This is a very standard user interface idiom, known as "disclosure
> Calling it by name and "very standard" doesn't improve anything. It was I who
> suggested the idea in the first place. The idea is fine, as I said already.
> "The current _effect_ is bad." That's the point: it is simply not done right.
> The result is confusion and easily missing information. See above for details.
The state of the widget is often signified by a label with a triangle
next to it, pointing sideways when it is collapsed and downward when
it is expanded (corresponding to the widget's current state), or
a button with an arrow pointing downward when it is collapsed and
upward when it is expanded (corresponding to how the widget will
change state if the button is clicked).
- bug#3022: 23.0.92; triangle images in Customize buffers are just plain bad,
Juri Linkov <=