[ListItems] should allow controls on the left

Reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2013-07-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UI Toolkit
Ubuntu UX
Katie Taylor

Bug Description

Looking to this system settings design:

The list have list entries with that format
| [check] <Label> |

I've used a custom item for those doing that:

'ListItem.Base {
    property string textEntry: "";
    property bool checkStatus: false;

    Row {
        anchors.top: parent.top
        anchors.bottom: parent.bottom
        spacing: units.gu(2)

        CheckBox {
            anchors.verticalCenter: parent.verticalCenter
            checked: checkStatus
        Label {
            anchors.verticalCenter: parent.verticalCenter
            text: textEntry

- that's not standard
- clicking on the label doesn't tweak the checkbox as it does for other controls (I can hack that easily if needed though)
- the UI might not be consistent with what is used in other place

This bug might also be a place to discuss if those items are fine to use or non coherent with our use of the toolkit in other places...

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

I'm pretty sure it's something the designers have to resolve between themselves as to ensure consistency.

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
assignee: nobody → Florian Boucault (fboucault)
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :



is an interesting screenshot showing controls on both the left and right on the same page.

I'm not sure what the rationale is for this but it's in quite a few designs so if it's confirmed to be wanted then the SDK should support it.

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Let's have mpt discuss with Calum and others.

Tim Peeters (tpeeters) wrote :

This is an inconsistency in design, I think controls should be on the right-hand side. I added the bug to the ubuntu-ux project so design has a look at it.

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-09
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Katie Taylor (katie-t)

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 09:21:44AM -0000, John Lea wrote:
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-ux
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Katie Taylor (katie-t)

Ignore the link I posted earlier. It seems that one has been updated

Iain Lane [ <email address hidden> ]
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Ubuntu Developer [ <email address hidden> ]

Katie Taylor (katie-t) wrote :

Controls should be on the right hand side.
We (in design) do need to resolve these inconsistencies... :)

Katie Taylor (katie-t) on 2013-09-30
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
assignee: Florian Boucault (fboucault) → nobody
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