Mailing List Archived Message #146

From: "Gregg Young" <> Full Headers
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Subject: [lswitcher-dev] Properties notebook verbiage
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:33:50 -0700 (MST)
To: "lSwitcher Developers Mailing List" <>

On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 23:09:27 -0500 Lewis wrote:
>Hi, Gregg...
>On 11/21/20 06:28 pm, Gregg Young wrote:
>>Lewis I saw your ticket 79 but I am not clear as to exactly what you
>>are asking for. Thanks
>The gist of it is that we have a properties notebook with four tabs:
>Popup | Taskbar | Miscellaneous | About

Miscellaneous was changed to Global in 2.92

>In the help, we refer to the "Taskbar" as the standalone lSwitcher
>bar, and "Widget" as the XCenter widget. The properties tab includes
>settings for both the Taskbar and the Widget, so the label is misleading
>(implying only Taskbar settings on those pages). In fact, page 2 of that
>tab includes Mouse actions, and page 3 has our Exclude filters. Clearly,
>the label "Taskbar" is inappropriate.
>My suggestion is to rename this tab "List" and to change the title of
>the first page from "General" to "Appearance" and splitting the page
>into two areas:

I agree with Alfredo that List isn't a good choice. What I think I should do is create a Widget tab and use #ifdefines to add the Taskbar tab in the exe build and add the Widget tab in the widget build. The Taskbar tab would be unchanged. The Widget tab would only have the settings that apply to the widget. Pages 2 and 3 would remain the same for both. As for Appearance that would be fine for the Widget but some of the Taskbar setting don't strike me as fitting with that.  

>   3D look
>   Group items
>   Icons only
>   Maximum button width
>   Auto hide delay

Auto hide delay is Taskbar only.
>   Enable
>   Auto hide
>   Allow resizing
>   Auto resize
>   Flat buttons
>   Top of screen
>   Bottom of screen
>   Reduce desktop workarea
>What is not mentioned in the ticket is that it would be more appropriate
>to reorder the tabs:
>List | Popup | Miscellaneous | About

I can do this with the appropriate names

Taskbar | Popup | Global | About
Widget | Popup | Global | About

>Finally, and also not mentioned in the ticket, is that tabs with only a
>single page should not say "Page 1 of 1". In most notebooks, the page
>number is omitted.

Should be easy to do. Thanks


>This is all fit and finish stuff, of course, aside from the textual
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