[squeak-dev] MessageNames' search panel: keep resizable or make constant in height?

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at angband.za.org
Tue Apr 20 09:40:28 UTC 2010

I noticed that MessageNames' search panel has a button that resizes 
proportionally with its window.

Given that I've submitted a few fixes recently on resizing buttons, I 
thought I'd apply the same "UI guideline" and make that too constant in 

But that panel's not quite the same kind of animal as a Browser's 
instance/?/class button panel, or a Browser's optional button panel 
because, well, it's not a panel. It's just a button that sits next to an 
input field.

So to my question: while clearly not an issue of pressing concern, would 
it be better in the interests of look and feel uniformity to change this 
button  to one of constant height?

In particular, I propose that the button and input field sit within a 
pluggable panel of constant height. We fix the button size, and let the 
input field take up the rest of the panel's space.


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