B2: Show button text

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B2: Show button text

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I use "show button text" but wonder why not text is shown for folders/favourites/categories? Can you add it?
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Re: B2: Show button text

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Troken wrote:I use "show button text" but wonder why not text is shown for folders/favourites/categories? Can you add it?
If we add text for these buttons, the GUI is not good...
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You had it in A2, I liked it. Was it rejected?
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We could use abbreviations like "Fav" and "Cat" beside the icon and to the right.
You'd need to use the whole "Folders" or otherwise it would look dumb.
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ckit wrote:We could use abbreviations like "Fav" and "Cat" beside the icon and to the right.
You'd need to use the whole "Folders" or otherwise it would look dumb.
Better without. But as I asked in my previous post, why was the idea rejected in the first place? We had texts in older versions. Didn't they fit on all screens or what?
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Troken wrote:
ckit wrote:We could use abbreviations like "Fav" and "Cat" beside the icon and to the right.
You'd need to use the whole "Folders" or otherwise it would look dumb.
Better without. But as I asked in my previous post, why was the idea rejected in the first place? We had texts in older versions. Didn't they fit on all screens or what?
In Beta 2 & 3 we have icons but no labels Folders / Favourites / Categories. If labels are used they are truncated and an ellipsis ... is shown.

Labels have some pros:
- Labels make the meaning of the icons clearer
- The icons are in line with toolbar buttons of the small toolbar, but actually they are not toolbar buttons, they are *tabs* (View > Tree pane > Use tabs). The label text emphasizes this fact.

Currently there's some gap between one tab and the next one. It looks a bit strange when hovering the mouse over the buttons. Also the alignment does not look that nice - this can be seen good when clicking on the tab "Categories". I'd suggest to make this gap/spacing smaller.

Last not least I'd like to see a separator separating the tabs for switching the contents of the tree pane with the contents of the small toolbar. And a seperator per tab might clearer that this is a tab (see Draft #1).

BTW, the center alignment of the icons is a bit off: Especially when making the tree pane narrow, one can well see that the icons are not fully centered (I guess there is an empty text label which still claims space).

Alpha 2:
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Beta 2:
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Draft #1 (Beta 2 with separators per tab):
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helmut wrote:Labels have some pros:
- Labels make the meaning of the icons clearer
- The icons are in line with toolbar buttons of the small toolbar, but actually they are not toolbar buttons, they are *tabs* (View > Tree pane > Use tabs). The label text emphasizes this fact.
Ah, look at that beautiful screenshoot of A2, ain't that nice! :)
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Troken wrote: Ah, look at that beautiful screenshoot of A2, ain't that nice! :)
Actually, I agree!
What the hell happened, how did I overlook this?

I'm fuming dammit!!!
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Troken wrote:
helmut wrote:Labels have some pros:
- Labels make the meaning of the icons clearer
- The icons are in line with toolbar buttons of the small toolbar, but actually they are not toolbar buttons, they are *tabs* (View > Tree pane > Use tabs). The label text emphasizes this fact.
Ah, look at that beautiful screenshoot of A2, ain't that nice! :)
Ok, i add an option :-)
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Huge Thank You, Pierre :)
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Post by robc »

Just to make things worse ;-) why buttons and not real tabs (like the browser/preview etc. tabs, for example)?
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xnview wrote:Ok, i add an option :-)
Thank you Pierre!
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Labels added in Beta 4.
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