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Minimal Mode for Dialog Boxes [message #964146] Tue, 30 October 2012 09:42 Go to next message
M Jafari is currently offline M Jafari
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Registered: October 2012
Junior Member
In Eclipse UI, space lacking is a general problem. One instance of this is in dialog boxes. There is many of them with many options and fields.
But in real usages most of times we fill a single text field and keep other unchanged.

For search boxes this main field is text to be searched, for New Class Box is class name, etc.

I propose a minimal mode for such dialog boxes that include


  1. A text field without any header.
  2. Its caption can be shown gray as text field value that clears as first character typed.
  3. Its results can be shown in a minimal box (hover??) under it.




Re: Minimal Mode for Dialog Boxes [message #964826 is a reply to message #964146] Tue, 30 October 2012 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Beaton is currently offline Wayne Beaton
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Registered: July 2009
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Need idea. Is this something that you want to contribute to the
development of? i.e. are you able/willing to submit a patch?

Or is this just some functionality that you'd like to see implemented?

Wayne

On 10/30/2012 07:52 AM, M Jafari wrote:
> In Eclipse UI, space lacking is a general problem. One instance of this
> is in dialog boxes. There is many of them with many options and fields.
> But in real usages most of times we fill a single text field and keep
> other unchanged.
>
> For search boxes this main field is text to be searched, for New Class
> Box is class name, etc.
>
> I propose a minimal mode for such dialog boxes that include
>
> A text field without any header.
> Its caption can be shown gray as text field value that clears as first
> character typed. Its results can be shown in a minimal box (hover??)
> under it.
>
>
>
>
>
Re: Minimal Mode for Dialog Boxes [message #964942 is a reply to message #964826] Tue, 30 October 2012 22:51 Go to previous message
Wayne Beaton is currently offline Wayne Beaton
Messages: 499
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Sorry... "Neat idea"

Wayne

On 10/30/2012 04:35 PM, Wayne Beaton wrote:
> Need idea. Is this something that you want to contribute to the
> development of? i.e. are you able/willing to submit a patch?
>
> Or is this just some functionality that you'd like to see implemented?
>
> Wayne
>
> On 10/30/2012 07:52 AM, M Jafari wrote:
>> In Eclipse UI, space lacking is a general problem. One instance of this
>> is in dialog boxes. There is many of them with many options and fields.
>> But in real usages most of times we fill a single text field and keep
>> other unchanged.
>>
>> For search boxes this main field is text to be searched, for New Class
>> Box is class name, etc.
>>
>> I propose a minimal mode for such dialog boxes that include
>>
>> A text field without any header.
>> Its caption can be shown gray as text field value that clears as first
>> character typed. Its results can be shown in a minimal box (hover??)
>> under it.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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