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

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 17:37:19 UTC 2010


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:40 AM, Frank Shearar
<frank.shearar at angband.za.org> wrote:
> 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
> height.
> 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.
> frank

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