[scribus] Organizing the workspace display

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Tue Jan 4 16:47:07 CET 2011

2011/1/4 John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>

> On Tuesday 04 January 2011 09:37:15 Grzegorz Staniak wrote:
> > I second this. Tooltips are a nuisance.  An information/alert panel
> > easy to switch on/off would be a much better solution for those who
> > need hints.
> > Grzegorz Staniak, gstaniak _at_ wp *dot* pl
> >
> >
> >
> I vote the other way.
> --
> John Culleton

From my perspective, it would seem difficult to support either while not
knowing the actual presentation to the user by either system.  Tool tips can
be useful and if delayed a bit after the cursor reaches the triggering area,
they don't seem to be intrusive.  And if there was a configuration switch to
turn them off or on, that would make the GUI much more a personal

On the other hand, an alert area would be usable provided it did not consume
a considerable amount of screen real estate.  It would seem necessary for
the alert to be posted each time the cursor was placed into the triggering
area, so it might possible to see a large number of the same messages in
that alert area if one where not careful with cursor placement.

Unless I can see how this thing will work rather than just some one's
description of their idea, selection of the best tool is impossible.
John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC
editor at sera.org
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