Improving the interface

Bug #179726 reported by Joan Duran on 2008-01-01
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Bug Description

I'm using EasyCrypt and translated it to Catalan, and I detected some problems and things to improve the interface :

"Open Crypt" should be replaced for "Open the Crypt" in normal mode and "Open a Crypt" in expert mode. This will avoid some problems with the translation to other languages. The same for "Close Crypt".

"Open the Crypt" should be disabled if the Crypt is open.

"Close the Crypt" and "Close a Crypt" should be disabled if there aren't any open Crypt.

In normal mode, the "Expert Options" should be hidden.

If you try to open the same Crypt again, a message should appear.

The size of some buttons are too big, for example the "Cancel" button.

I think that the "Show Passwords" option is not necessary

Steven Harper (stevenharperuk) wrote :

OK firstly the "Show Passwords" is needed some people like to double check when they make a new crypt.

However, I like theses 5 ideas

"Open Crypt" should be replaced for "Open the Crypt" in normal mode and "Open a Crypt" in expert mode. This will avoid some problems with the translation to other languages. The same for "Close Crypt".
"Open the Crypt" should be disabled if the Crypt is open.
Open the Crypt" should be disabled if the Crypt is open.
"Close the Crypt" and "Close a Crypt" should be disabled if there aren't any open Crypt.

This is a good one:

In normal mode, the "Expert Options" should be hidden.

However maybe I should just disable them, so people know that they exist - just gray them out - what do you think?

I can't believe I missed this one:

If you try to open the same Crypt again, a message should appear.

I will definitely do that

Thanks for the feedback

Changed in easycrypt:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Joan Duran (jodufi) wrote :

Thank you for your answer

About the "Expert Options", I agree with you, just disable them will be better.

Also I think could be better to redesign the Preferences dialog (and maybe the other ones) to look more like a GNOME application and be more intuitive. I attached a file with a mock-up of the Preferences menu (sorry but some literals are in Catalan, I hope this is not a problem).

Finally, could be fine if the EasyCrypt notifies you when you close the applications with some crypts open.

Steven Harper (stevenharperuk) wrote :

I love the new layout of the Preferences : I will use it

Also, yes you are right I do need to warn people if the App is closed with crypts open.

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