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design:start [2012/10/31 21:16]
leo.unglaub [Big Tasks]
design:start [2014/11/28 14:03] (current)
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 | Pasi Lallinaho | knome | Any UI/​graphical improvement,​ usability/​clean approaches |Mockups, artwork, CSS, ... | | Pasi Lallinaho | knome | Any UI/​graphical improvement,​ usability/​clean approaches |Mockups, artwork, CSS, ... |
 | Jon Masters | jonmasters | UI roadmap, usability/​clean approaches | Recent convert, can code | | Jon Masters | jonmasters | UI roadmap, usability/​clean approaches | Recent convert, can code |
 +| Steve Dodier-Lazaro | sidi | User studies, general UX roadmap | User research (field, interviews, online studies), can code |
 +===== Accepted and Active Projects =====
 +
 +  * **xfce4-power-manager**
 +    * [[design:​power-manager|Improvements for the Power Manager]] (Accepted, Started in Apr 2014)
 +  * **xfce4-profile-manager**
 +    * [[design:​profile-manager|Profile Manager for xfce]] (Accepted, Started in Oct 2011)
 +  * **xfce4-settings**
 +    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​useraccounts|Design interface for managing user accounts]]
 +
  
-===== Accepted, Completed and Active Projects ===== 
  
 +===== Completed Projects =====
   * **Thunar**   * **Thunar**
     * [[design:​thunar:​window-layout|Improvement of the Window Layout]] (Completed in May 2011)     * [[design:​thunar:​window-layout|Improvement of the Window Layout]] (Completed in May 2011)
-    * [[design:​thunar:​shortcuts-pane|Redesign of the Shortcuts Pane]] (Accepted, Started in May 2011)+    * [[design:​thunar:​shortcuts-pane|Redesign of the Shortcuts Pane]] (Completed) 
 +    * Simplify Thunar toolbar (Completed)
   * **xfce4-appfinder**   * **xfce4-appfinder**
-    * [[design:​appfinder|Design of the xfce4-appfinder and xfrun4 merge]] (Accepted, Started in May 2011)+    * [[design:​appfinder|Design of the xfce4-appfinder and xfrun4 merge]] (Completed)
   * **xfwm4-tabwin**   * **xfwm4-tabwin**
-    * [[design:​xfwm4:​tabwin|Allow the Alt-Tab Window to be Themed]] (Accepted in May 2011)+    * [[design:​xfwm4:​tabwin|Allow the Alt-Tab Window to be Themed]] (Completed)
   * **Session-menu/​Action-buttons/​Xfswitch plugin**   * **Session-menu/​Action-buttons/​Xfswitch plugin**
-    * [[design:​panel:​session-menu|Merge of the three plugins into one]] (Accepted, Started in July 2011) +    * [[design:​panel:​session-menu|Merge of the three plugins into one]] (Completed)
-  * **xfce4-profile-manager** +
-    * [[design:​profile-manager|Profile Manager for xfce]] (Accepted, Started in Oct 2011)+
   * **Ristretto**   * **Ristretto**
-    * [[design:​ristretto:​folder-concept|Implement "​folder concept"​ in ristretto]] (Accepted, Started in Oct 2011)+    * [[design:​ristretto:​folder-concept|Implement "​folder concept"​ in ristretto]] (Completed)
     * [[design:​ristretto:​appicon|Rework ristretto'​s application icon]] (Completed in Feb 2012)     * [[design:​ristretto:​appicon|Rework ristretto'​s application icon]] (Completed in Feb 2012)
-  * **xfce4-settings** +  ​* **xfdesktop-settings** 
-    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​useraccounts|Design interface for managing user accounts]]+    * [[design:​xfdesktop:​settings|Improve xfdesktop'​s settings UI]] (Completed) 
 +  ​* **xfce4-settings** ​ ​(Completed) 
 +    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​display|Improve handling of multiple displays]] 
 +  * **Parole** ​ (Completed) 
 +    * [[Parole-UI|Improve Parole'​s UI]] 
 ===== Project Proposals ===== ===== Project Proposals =====
  
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 ==== Big Tasks ==== ==== Big Tasks ====
  
 +  * **xfce4-settings:​ Merge some settings panels** ​ --- //​[[simon@xfce.org|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2014/03/28 12:52//
 +    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​mergedialogs|Proposal]]
   * **Thunar: Improve the file operation progress dialog** --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/05/26 19:15//   * **Thunar: Improve the file operation progress dialog** --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/05/26 19:15//
     * The current shared file operation progress dialog provides rather sparse information. It is not easy to decide what information //should// be displayed and how.      * The current shared file operation progress dialog provides rather sparse information. It is not easy to decide what information //should// be displayed and how. 
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     * I've seen something like this in OS X recently: whenever drag-and-drop is initiated in Finder, [[http://​www.techteam.gr/​mac/​screenshots/​40050.jpg|a black drop area pops up]] at th edge of the screen. Files can be dropped there and users can later drag them from the area back into another folder or application. We could do something similar. Here are some ideas: ​     * I've seen something like this in OS X recently: whenever drag-and-drop is initiated in Finder, [[http://​www.techteam.gr/​mac/​screenshots/​40050.jpg|a black drop area pops up]] at th edge of the screen. Files can be dropped there and users can later drag them from the area back into another folder or application. We could do something similar. Here are some ideas: ​
       * Have a simple D-Bus service that allows to store/​retrieve a list of URIs (potentially grouped by an application or task specific ID). Have a standalone application or a panel plugin implement this to visualize the files that are in memory. Maybe split up the visualization into a "​copy"​ and a "​cut"​ area. In Thunar, add URIs to this storage if Ctrl+C/​Ctrl+X are pressed or whatever other methods there are to initiate a copy/cut operation. Heck, maybe even allow arbitrary objects to be stored instead of just URIs, perhaps using a semantic temporary storage. We could also think about defining standard storage group IDs for common purposes. ​ --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/09/20 15:40//       * Have a simple D-Bus service that allows to store/​retrieve a list of URIs (potentially grouped by an application or task specific ID). Have a standalone application or a panel plugin implement this to visualize the files that are in memory. Maybe split up the visualization into a "​copy"​ and a "​cut"​ area. In Thunar, add URIs to this storage if Ctrl+C/​Ctrl+X are pressed or whatever other methods there are to initiate a copy/cut operation. Heck, maybe even allow arbitrary objects to be stored instead of just URIs, perhaps using a semantic temporary storage. We could also think about defining standard storage group IDs for common purposes. ​ --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/09/20 15:40//
-  * **Display SettingsImprove handling of multiple displays** --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2012/08/31 18:14// +  * **xfce4-session:** Evaluate the session saving and resuming feature 
-    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:display|Proposal]]+    * [[design:​xfce4-session:sessionsaving|Evaluate the usability of session saving]] (Started in Nov 2014)
   * **xfce4-networkmanager** --- //​[[leo@leo-unglaub.net|Leo Unglaub]] 2012/​10/​31//​   * **xfce4-networkmanager** --- //​[[leo@leo-unglaub.net|Leo Unglaub]] 2012/​10/​31//​
     * [[design:​xfce4-networkmanager|Proposal]]     * [[design:​xfce4-networkmanager|Proposal]]
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   * **Thunar: Show free-space-status of devices in sidebar**   * **Thunar: Show free-space-status of devices in sidebar**
     * [[design/​thunar/​freespaceindicator|Show free space indicator in Thunar'​s sidebar]] --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2012/01/03 13:50//     * [[design/​thunar/​freespaceindicator|Show free space indicator in Thunar'​s sidebar]] --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2012/01/03 13:50//
-  * **Parole** 
-    * [[Parole-UI|Improve Parole'​s UI]] --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2011/12/20 02:12// 
   * **Terminal: Make tabs look the same as in other programs**. ​   * **Terminal: Make tabs look the same as in other programs**. ​
     * See https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=7616 for more information. A [[https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​attachment.cgi?​id=3703|screenshots of the difference]] is in the bug too.     * See https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=7616 for more information. A [[https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​attachment.cgi?​id=3703|screenshots of the difference]] is in the bug too.
       * I agree the tabs look nicer, but the border around the VteWidget is ugly and makes the terminal resize. --- //​[[nick@xfce.org|Nick Schermer]] 2011/06/04 10:34//       * I agree the tabs look nicer, but the border around the VteWidget is ugly and makes the terminal resize. --- //​[[nick@xfce.org|Nick Schermer]] 2011/06/04 10:34//
-  * **Notifications:​ inconsistency in xfce4-powermanager good or bad?*** --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2011/05/31 22:11// 
-    * Xfce's brightness-notifications (which come from power-manager) have a different style than all other notifications. They'​re in the center of the screen, pretty much Mac-like. To be honest I like the looks and feel of it, but I'd suggest to make xfce4-volumed use the same style. These two types of notifications seem kinda different from the rest since they involve progressbars and change/​appear on user-input (so in fact they'​re more "​visual feedback"​ than "​notification"​ imo), so a different style for them wouldn'​t break consistency. Obviously you can disagree as well and say xfce4-powermanager should use default notification bubbles like everything else. Either way, this could/​should be resolved somehow. [[http://​wiki.knome.fi/​_media/​shimmer:​brightness.jpg|Screenshot illustrating the two different notification styles]] --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2011/05/31 22:11// 
-      * I think we should pass these all through the notification daemon (ie what xfce4-volumed does). --- //​[[nick@xfce.org|Nick Schermer]] 2011/06/01 09:06// 
-      * I like the idea of having a few notifications displayed differently,​ like the screen brightness and the volume level. We could still implement this in xfce4-notifyd and extend the notification spec by a special message hint for this (similar to what Ubuntu introduced with notify-osd). Preferably, this style would look the same as the new xfwm4 tab window. (I think that's kinda important to maintain consistency). --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/06/02 14:26// 
   * **Thunar and keyboard** --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 13:23//   * **Thunar and keyboard** --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 13:23//
     * When you create a new folder or file, you type the name, press enter and then you want to open it by pressing enter a second time but you can't. Solution is to just make the file/folder selected after it was created. --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 13:23//     * When you create a new folder or file, you type the name, press enter and then you want to open it by pressing enter a second time but you can't. Solution is to just make the file/folder selected after it was created. --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 13:23//
-  * **Simplify Thunar toolbar removing some shortcut menu** --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 14:08// 
-    * Thunar with toolbar have 4 different shortcut menu or button. I propose to remove 2 of them to simplify the toolbar.[[http://​pix.toile-libre.org/​upload/​original/​1307275627.png|See here]] --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2011/06/05 14:08// 
-    * I agree that some elements in the toolbar are redundant or require too much space. I would like to keep the completion popup button but maybe we can move it into the entry as a secondary icon. Another idea I have for simplifying the toolbar is to drop the history popup buttons and simply show the history menus after pressing the back/​forward buttons for a certain amount of time. --- //​[[jannis@xfce.org|Jannis Pohlmann]] 2011/06/09 17:15// 
-      * I second the idea of dropping the home-shortcut and moving the arrow inside the entry, this makes total sense to me. I also agree with the history-popup-buttons,​ but maybe the different options to show the dropdown (e.g. firefox uses right-click) should be discussed. --- //​[[simon.steinbeiss@univie.ac.at|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2011/06/23 15:55// 
   * **xfwm4-tabwin** //​[[nick@afternight.org|nickl]] 2011/​06/​05//​   * **xfwm4-tabwin** //​[[nick@afternight.org|nickl]] 2011/​06/​05//​
     * Users should have the option of only showing the outline of the window (which is currently the only option) or the actual window itself, when alt-tabbing. ​ This is especially useful, for example, when you have many terminals open on a single desktop and what to see what's in each one.      * Users should have the option of only showing the outline of the window (which is currently the only option) or the actual window itself, when alt-tabbing. ​ This is especially useful, for example, when you have many terminals open on a single desktop and what to see what's in each one. 
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     * Would also be nice if the opacity of the window being shown could be selected. ​     * Would also be nice if the opacity of the window being shown could be selected. ​
   * **Clean up the theme and wallpaper collection.** Include Shimmer themes in the collection. ​ --- //​[[pasi@shimmerproject.org|Pasi Lallinaho]] 2011/06/22 22:56//   * **Clean up the theme and wallpaper collection.** Include Shimmer themes in the collection. ​ --- //​[[pasi@shimmerproject.org|Pasi Lallinaho]] 2011/06/22 22:56//
 +    * I think that this can by a good solution for the gtk3-engine-xfce and the theme in gtk3, since nobody care for these component nor the theming, I think is good simply and for all select a non engine-dependant theme and whit popper maintainance. And make it the default.
   * **Design a good, default wallpaper for Xfce.** --- //​[[pasi@shimmerproject.org|Pasi Lallinaho]] 2011/06/23 11:47//   * **Design a good, default wallpaper for Xfce.** --- //​[[pasi@shimmerproject.org|Pasi Lallinaho]] 2011/06/23 11:47//
   * **Design a nicer mouse pointer, with curve borders**   * **Design a nicer mouse pointer, with curve borders**
   * **in the tasklist, group task according to the workspace (when you display task for all workspace)** --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2012/01/22 18:59//   * **in the tasklist, group task according to the workspace (when you display task for all workspace)** --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] 2012/01/22 18:59//
     * [[http://​pix.toile-libre.org/​upload/​original/​1327253668.png|See here]] --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] //     * [[http://​pix.toile-libre.org/​upload/​original/​1327253668.png|See here]] --- //​[[pops451@gmail.com|pops]] //
 +    * I second this propose. In my case every workspace has their own fuction (one for web, another for communication tools, third one for development tools and so on) and displaying applications according to the workspace makes it very fast and easy for me to find out the correct application. I'm currently using Tint2 (multi_desktop mode) instead of xfce-panel because of this feature. //​[[eyemonen@wippies.com|eyemonen]] 2012/12/04 12:46//
   * **Change default window shadows**   * **Change default window shadows**
     * Xfwm4 window shadows are almost symmetrical,​ which doesn'​t look right with most of the Gtk themes. Also, many themes needlessly override these settings, preventing users from setting their own values. See https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=8408 for more information. ​ --- //​[[ndrwrdck@gmail.com|Andrzej]] 2012/02/08 10:55//     * Xfwm4 window shadows are almost symmetrical,​ which doesn'​t look right with most of the Gtk themes. Also, many themes needlessly override these settings, preventing users from setting their own values. See https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=8408 for more information. ​ --- //​[[ndrwrdck@gmail.com|Andrzej]] 2012/02/08 10:55//
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