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Bug 36489 - [2003-10-10] Provide a list of windows that should be redesigned in NB standard distro
Summary: [2003-10-10] Provide a list of windows that should be redesigned in NB standa...
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Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: jrojcek
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Blocks: 36118
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Reported: 2003-10-08 12:53 UTC by jrojcek
Modified: 2008-12-22 20:29 UTC (History)
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Description jrojcek 2003-10-08 12:53:20 UTC
Some of the NetBeans windows haven't been well
integrated with the IDE. That fact causes problems
in the new windowing system which was designed for
a better integrated user experience. That is why
some of the windows should be redesigned.

We would provide the list of windows from standard
NB distribution that should be redesigned (in a
Comment 1 jrojcek 2003-10-08 13:03:52 UTC
The list of NB standard distribution windows that should be redesigned:

** Component palette **
The toolbar (three buttons) should be moved into the form editor so
that it is consistent with source/text editor experience. Each
component button in the palette should be the toggle button, it means
a second click deselects the button (now it doesn't work this way).
The component buttons should be painted without border in all L&Fs
(now in XP L&F all components buttons have a border).

Visually, the component palette should be reimplemented from tabbed
pane to a different style, as nested tabbed panes (and multi-row
tabbed panes) are visually problematic.

** VCS Outputs **
The current VCS outputs are not integrated with the IDE very well. In
ideal case the VCS outputs should be open in the output area, which is
below the editor. However, the design of VCS output windows doesn't
allow that. Therefor, the suggestion is to open VCS outputs either as
a tab in the editor, or as a non-modal dialog.

** HTTP Monitor **
Due to the HTTP Monitor contents layout it is hard to place it next to
the Editor.

** Search Results ** 
This window is not integrated with the IDE very well. In the old
windowing system it appeared as a floating window. In the new
windowing system (without redesigning the Search Results) it should be
open in the Editor or as a non-modal dialog.