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design:start [2013/12/02 16:24]
ochosi Clean up the page a little
design:start [2017/09/29 15:16] (current)
soc [Smaller Tasks and UI Improvements]
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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 ===== ===== Accepted and Active Projects =====
  
 +  * **xfce4-power-manager**
 +    * [[design:​power-manager|Improvements for the Power Manager]] (Accepted, Started in Apr 2014)
   * **xfce4-profile-manager**   * **xfce4-profile-manager**
     * [[design:​profile-manager|Profile Manager for xfce]] (Accepted, Started in Oct 2011)     * [[design:​profile-manager|Profile Manager for xfce]] (Accepted, Started in Oct 2011)
   * **xfce4-settings**   * **xfce4-settings**
     * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​useraccounts|Design interface for managing user accounts]]     * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​useraccounts|Design interface for managing user accounts]]
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     * [[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]] (Completed)     * [[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]] (Completed)     * [[design:​appfinder|Design of the xfce4-appfinder and xfrun4 merge]] (Completed)
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 ==== Big Tasks ==== ==== Big Tasks ====
  
 +  * **xfce4-settings:​ Merge some settings panels**
 +    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​mergedialogs|Proposal]] --- //​[[simon@xfce.org|Simon Steinbeiß]] 2014/03/28 12:52//
 +    * [[design:​xfce4-settings:​moremergedialogs|Proposal]] --- //​[[simon@ochsenreither.de|Simon Ochsenreither]] 2017/09/28 12:00//
   * **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//
 +  * **xfce4-session:​** Evaluate the session saving and resuming feature 
 +    * [[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 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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   * **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//
 +  * **Xfce4-session:​ Add options for gpg and ssh agent startup **
 +    * [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​design/​xfce4-session/​gpg-ssh-agents|Redesign the Advanced tab of Session and Startup]] to allow the user to select how to handle their gpg and ssh keys. //​eric_the_idiot 2015/​02/​15//​
 +  * **Menu bars: More consistency **  --- //​[[simon@ochsenreither.de|Simon Ochsenreither]] 2017/09/28 12:00//
 +    * Introduce setting to show/hide menu bar by default (probably using ''​Gtk/​ShellShowsMenubar''​ underneath)
 +    * Introduce common shortcut to temporarily display menu bar (many non-XFCE applications use ''​Alt''​ for this purpose)