Prettify the journal view

Bug #377140 reported by Federico Mena Quintero on 2009-05-16
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[Legacy] GNOME Activity Journal
Invalid
High
Federico Mena Quintero

Bug Description

If grouping is enabled, then "you don't see anything" as the groups start closed by default. But when you open them, the view is quite cluttered. Here are some comments about that:

* You can remove the treelines and just let GtkTreeView indent as appropriate.

* You can display "Firefox History (42 items)" instead of "Firefox History" to make it obvious that there is data in there.

* You can color-code each group (red for all Firefox items, green for all documents, etc.). Then it's obvious which items belong together.

* In each item, the icons and text need to be vertically aligned at the top. Just set the cell renderer's yalign property to 0.0, I think.

OK, I pushed the "no treelines" and "vertically align" parts in revisions 591 and 592, respectively.

If you want some simple code to make a palette suitable for color-coding, look at gnome-desktop/libgnome-desktop/gnome-rr-labeler.c:make_palette(). That function makes a simple palette of light pastel colors based on a number of desired items (labeler->num_outputs in that code).

Seif Lotfy (seif) on 2009-05-16
Changed in gnome-zeitgeist:
assignee: nobody → Federico Mena Quintero (federico-gnome)
Pablo Estefó (pestefo) wrote :

I've just checked out the new changes on journal UI, and i have a question:
If the groups are made by file type, are the filters necessary?

I think gzg should group by file which item'd be the file and the time the user opened it. That gives a clearer view of the files the user used that day.

I made a draw of the idea in case you didn't understand me :P

The other changes on the UI are great, i loved the new organization of searching by tag, filter and using the calendar

Pablo I love the idea I will work on this kind of grouping tonight
As for now I am writing a paper

2009/5/17 Pablo Estefó <email address hidden>

> I've just checked out the new changes on journal UI, and i have a question:
> If the groups are made by file type, are the filters necessary?
>
> I think gzg should group by file which item'd be the file and the time
> the user opened it. That gives a clearer view of the files the user used
> that day.
>
> I made a draw of the idea in case you didn't understand me :P
>
> The other changes on the UI are great, i loved the new organization of
> searching by tag, filter and using the calendar
>
> ** Attachment added: "GZG item group mockup"
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/26844919/gzg-group-mockup.png
>
> --
> Prettify the journal view
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/377140
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> Status in GNOME Zeitgeist: New
>
> Bug description:
> If grouping is enabled, then "you don't see anything" as the groups start
> closed by default. But when you open them, the view is quite cluttered.
> Here are some comments about that:
>
> * You can remove the treelines and just let GtkTreeView indent as
> appropriate.
>
> * You can display "Firefox History (42 items)" instead of "Firefox History"
> to make it obvious that there is data in there.
>
> * You can color-code each group (red for all Firefox items, green for all
> documents, etc.). Then it's obvious which items belong together.
>
> * In each item, the icons and text need to be vertically aligned at the
> top. Just set the cell renderer's yalign property to 0.0, I think.
>
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Seif Lotfy (seif) on 2009-05-20
Changed in gnome-zeitgeist:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 0.1
Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

The GNOME Zeitgeist project for creating a GUI is now called GNOME Activity Journal, and yesterday we released the first version of it.

You can get both the Activity Journal and Zeitgeist from our PPA: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist/+archive/ppa

Changed in gnome-zeitgeist:
status: New → Invalid
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