[Scribus] GUI thoughts - no newbie, no copy

william f. maddock billsey
Sun Mar 11 12:24:51 CET 2007

Under OS9, MacOS had a window gadget that you could click in any window  
to shrink that window to just the titlebar. Click the gadget again, and  
the window expanded back to what it had been. I haven't often used it,  
but it can be handy. I'm just wondering if it might be something more  
appropriate to have as a feature of the X-Server/OS rather than a  
single application.

On Mar 11, 2007, at 5:51 AM, Cedric Sagne wrote:

> All,
> We frequently get in this list a troll asking us why the GUI does not  
> behave
> exactly like another piece of software and I agree that Scribus is not  
> meant
> to be like something else and habit is a lot to take into account.
> Adobe has implemented in their product range minimizing of windows  
> along
> tabs, and minimizing the tools as window titles.
> I have to admit that it was a smart design choice, and both Scribus and
> Adobe InDesign are meant for professional users, not hobbyists (I have  
> to
> use both professionally but promote Scribus to my company as Adobe  
> licences
> are a ripoff). This feature saves time, helps focusing on the work to  
> do,
> not the use of the software. I believe it would improve the GUI. Not to
> imitate for the sake of it. Imitate for the sake of the users.
> Therefore I would like to know if the possibility to minimize  
> properties /
> align / shape edit windows is considered in future versions and what  
> the
> opinion of fellow users is.
> Cedric
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