Accounts creation window is unnaturally shaped

Bug #546265 reported by Jane Silber on 2010-03-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gwibber
Low
Unassigned
The Me Menu
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

See attached screenshot of the Social Account window (as invoked from the Me Menu). When first invoked the size seems unnatural and awkward.

The size seems to be driven by the size of the fields that appear once you select a social network, but if you look at each of the options (Flickr, etc) none seem to actually require that width. The longest fields are login IDs and passwords (see second screenshot), but that's an awfully wide field for that sort of data. Many networks have a right-aligned "message colour" that may be driving things to the right, but it's unclear why that one field is right-aligned when all the others are left-aligned (nor is it clear why it needs such a long bar of colour).

Overall it seems the layout of this window could be improved, resulting in a window that is more visually balanced (and probably smaller).

Jane Silber (silbs) wrote :
Jane Silber (silbs) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Not an issue of the memenu. Its gwibber where memenu directs you when clicked on 'broadcast accounts'

Changed in indicator-me:
status: New → Invalid
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-03-25
summary: - Social Accounts window is unnaturally shaped (Lucid beta)
+ Accounts creation window is unnaturally shaped
Ken VanDine (ken-vandine) wrote :

I think there is plenty of room for improvement, we modeled this after empathy-accounts knowing they would both be accessed via the MeMenu.

However the content displayed is a bit, we can look at making that fit better next cycle.

Changed in gwibber:
milestone: none → 3.0
Changed in gwibber:
importance: Undecided → Low
Jan Dageförde (de-diamonds) wrote :

I think the account creation window is pretty unusable. When creating a new account I usually forget to hit the "add" button (as seen in screenshot 2 posted above), because I tend to believe the account has already been added after entering my credentials.
Maybe the Close button should be disabled or replaced by the "add" and "cancel" buttons. This would make the interface a lot more intuitive.

Not sure this warrants another bug, so I'll echo comment #5. I have done this two or three times, and it's not a huge deal, but it's certainly annoying.

Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gwibber:
milestone: 3.0 → 3.2
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