On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <
jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 1:36 AM, Adam Porter <a...@alphapapa.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
> > <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> This is not a bug, with the new interaction model we must have a close
> >> button for each side pane. I admit it would be nicer to make it more
> >> compact, so I'm open to suggestions how to position the button better.
> >> Note that if you don't have a widget on top, the same space is used to
> >> put also the label of the side pane contents, so it is less redundant.
> >
> > I understand.  I moved the calendar to the bottom and then the close
> > button was next to the tabs and didn't use any extra space.  But would
> > it be possible to just deactivate the panes through the View menu
> > instead of having the close button?  It doesn't seem to me that one
> > would be closing the panes very often, anyway.  Not to toss aside your
> > hard work... :)
>
> I considered that, but decided against it after looking at other
> applications. Almost any application with panes that can close or hide
> has either a close button or an folding arrow. So I figured users will
> expect this and I don't want to break the pattern. Also from a
> "discoverability" point of view I think it is better to have a direct
> button rather than hiding it in a menu.
>
> What may help is to actually put the close button in the widget
> itself, next to the label with today's date. But that requires a bit
> more sophistication in the framework.
>

Implemented in revision 606: both the calendar widget and the attachment
browser pane now "absorb"  the close button for the pane. Thus saving quite
a few pixels in the window space.

Regards,

Jaap
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