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Re: Status icon
You might also think about text notifications if they are simple and
infrequent enough. The MainWindow has a QStatusBar you can send messages
to, which appear at the bottom of the window for a short while.
On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM, mik firestone <mikfire@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Could you maybe do something in the tool bar?
> I'm thinking the upper right has nothing in it, and that would be a good
> place for something that was grey if not set up, red if setup but no
> connection, yellow for "I'm trying to connect" and green for "connected"?
> Mouse over would give a more complete status and maybe clicking on it would
> bring up the configuration screen?
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Peter Buelow <goballstate@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Hey, so how do we want to present a status icon to a user? I’ve got the
>> Dropbox connection and synch working now (still doesn’t backup or restore a
>> DB, but I’m close), and what I need to do is present some visual cue that
>> indicates that there is a valid connection, and then what state that
>> connection might be in. There is no status bar at the bottom, but is that a
>> valid idea? Or, should I add a new icon that pops open a new dialog or
>> window that provides details? Right now, I’m leaning toward the second
>> idea, which allows for some flexibility. However, it’s not generally done
>> this way. An icon that presents status is generally at the bottom.
>> Thoughts? I’m going to start with the icon, but am willing do discuss
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