User interface cleanup / usability review

Bug #686738 reported by Jeff Fortin Tam on 2010-12-07
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Back In Time
Fix Released

Bug Description

I have started a bazaar branch for my usability/HIG fixes: lp:~kiddo/backintime/usability

It fixes Bug #686695 and Bug #686711, among other improvements.
I could also fix bug #686706 if you agree with my rationale.

I could also do some more serious UI cleanup of the settings dialog; I would like to:
- kill the "Global options" ("GUI options") tab (by fixing bug #686706), unless you plan to add other global options
- merge the contents of the "Options" into the first tab ("General") and into the "Advanced" tab.

I'd also like to know what is the reason for the existence of this "frame5" widget in; I don't think it's possible to show multiple snapshots at once, so is it there? Seems redundant with other widgets indicating the currently selected snapshot.


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Dan (danleweb) wrote :

I agree that there seeme to be too much tabs.
In the future global tab should alow you to select destination like: local, ssh, ssh + rsync, samba ...


Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) wrote :

> "In the future global tab should alow you to select destination like: local, ssh, ssh + rsync, samba ..."

Well, this should go directly into the "General" tab, right above the widget where you actually set the target... so there is still the possibility to kill the "Global options" tab (three tabs for generic options is a bit much).

Dan (danleweb) on 2011-01-02
Changed in backintime:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) wrote :

When you have a minute, please merge my branch. It merges cleanly and easily, the changes are simple and make the user interface much cleaner and easier to understand.

Germar (germar) wrote :

I reckon this is done. If not please reopen

Changed in backintime:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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