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|Summary:||Allow placement of toolbar buttons in window title ala Eclipse|
|Component:||Window System||Assignee:||issues@platform <issues>|
|Severity:||blocker||CC:||dsimonek, pchytil, saubrecht, stan, theanuradha|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
|Bug Depends on:||29836|
Description mvinar 2003-08-21 10:58:24 UTC
User problem: ----------------------------------- The toolbars take valuable vertical space. User need: ----------------------------------- Have as much space as possible dedicated to the user data - majority of users have resolutions of 1024x768 or 1280x1024 Product requirement: ----------------------------------- Allow placement of toolbar buttons in window title ala Eclipse.
Comment 1 _ tboudreau 2003-08-24 00:56:46 UTC
Hack factor: 3 Difficulty: 6 (requires new API, careful decisions about what belongs there) Discussed this with Dafe the other day. This would need to be an addendum to the new WS spec - no provision for such a thing was part of it (although it would be good to have). The hard part will be deciding what really belongs in the window titlebar - many toolbar buttons are not immensely useful. We need use cases for what needs to be there and why.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Stejskal 2003-08-31 20:22:37 UTC
Just some ideas: 1. One example are buttons changing the view you are visualizing things displayed in the explorer. E.g. in case of outline view showing the java class elements useful views are to show all elemts or just those composing the public API of the class. 2. Also ask refactoring guys what all views they will have for the object browser. 3. Also if we would ever have the synchronization between editor and explorer tree the switch turning this on/off is also good candidate (see eclipse). 4. The pull-down menu buttons could also be used as an alternative for tabs in the explorer window. Generally, the title bar buttons are good candidates for functions we currently expose through the popup menu on root nodes in the explorer panels. The pros of buttons is that they are always visible taking users attraction while the popup menu item is much harder to find.
Comment 3 David Simonek 2005-05-05 16:51:14 UTC
Space problem mentioned is now solved by sliding windows. We now use title buttons for sliding controls, but I can imagine that more buttons could be useful in some situations, although clutter is likely. Leaving opened for now...
Comment 4 _ theanuradha 2007-11-28 14:27:51 UTC
Any plans for 6.1
Comment 5 David Simonek 2008-10-16 10:22:43 UTC
No plans to work on this, leaving up to community.