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Bug 202031 - [72cat] There is no way to keep Navigator opened for GUI editor and minimized for code editor
Summary: [72cat] There is no way to keep Navigator opened for GUI editor and minimized...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-12 17:39 UTC by Michel Graciano
Modified: 2012-03-14 19:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Michel Graciano 2011-09-12 17:39:21 UTC
[ BUILD # : e27b2d8cf3ad ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.7 ]

Now that Inspector was moved to Navigator, should be possible to keep Navigator
opened for GUi edition but minimized for code editor, similar do Properties
window, which has different behaviour for each view. It is a P1 because it is
an regression at usability.
Comment 1 Jan Stola 2011-09-12 18:55:17 UTC
> It is a P1 because it is an regression at usability.

This is a usability problem (as you mentioned) and even 'Critical usability problems' have P2 priority according to
Comment 2 Michel Graciano 2011-09-12 20:03:49 UTC
Fair enough. P2 looks fair to me.
Thanks Jan.
Comment 3 David Strupl 2011-09-16 10:01:57 UTC
P2 does not look fair to me. Can you tell what makes this "critical"? The one additional mouse click? Is there something that is impossible to do with the current setup?
Comment 4 Michel Graciano 2011-09-16 11:36:21 UTC
It is a regresson in usability because I keep Inspector opened for Swing edition but minimized for code edition, so when I switch between modes now the Navigator is always opened because it was opened during Swing edition and if I keep it minimized it doesn't help much to me. So, right now the change you did instead to help are making I use mouse when I shouldn't. It could be 'just one click' if you think about it isolated, but it will be dozens maybe hundred of clicks per day, depending how much UIs I need to edit. For me and my scenario it looks like to be critical. Beside that, the change you did is not consistent with the other aspects of the IDE UI. IMHO, the Navigator should works exactly like Properties view, it should has different behaviours for Matisse and code editor.