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Re: Make File manger more intuitive
On 02/21/2014 02:47, Sam Hulick wrote:
That is exactly what I want to see implemented in ubuntu "*make it an
option*" so if people want to work in an invariant like one or the other
he should have a choice but nonetheless I think that feature should be
implemented because I loose to much time in navigating thru tabs. and if
I will get a small subconscious help I Will take it .
On 2/20/14 2:35 PM, Levan wrote:
"Sure it might not look great" - That's not really fair to the general
user base or overall design goals of Ubuntu. It should and can look
great and still be highly usable. But that's the challenge of good
UI/UX design, isn't it? :) I'd say if people insist having colored
tabs, make it an option, and one that's not activated by default.
On 02/20/2014 17:45, Evan Huus wrote:
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:26 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas
Just Like I mentioned in my first post I think we should make
colourful tabs something like this
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Sam Hulick wrote on 18/02/14 23:57:
From a design standpoint, I have to disagree with multi-color tabs.
For Ubuntu it would be a step backwards, IMO, in trying to achieve
a cleaner, more modern look, which I know is one of their goals
It's a good exercise, whenever tempted to describe an interface as
"clean" or "modern", to try being more specific. ("Modern" in
particular is a kind of fallacious appeal to novelty.)
One specific problem with multi-colored tabs is that they would
often be the most colorful thing on the screen, while being one of the
least important things on the screen.
My suggestion would be to thicken the borders and/or shadows
between tabs to make them more distinct. Or possibly dim all but
the selected tab. In your first screenshot, it's visually
difficult to tell at a glance what my current tab is. There needs
to be some way to call out that tab.
This is "Difficult to distinguish which tab is selected"
<http://launchpad.net/bugs/762349>. It's not a problem for Radiance,
where inactive tabs are darker. I don't know how it could be fixed for
Ambiance, where the active tab is already nearly black. Mockups
In the development version of Ambiance (running the latest 14.04 dev
version) the tabs are white and the active tab is nearly
indistinguishable even to my relatively good eyes. See, for example,
the screenshot in comment #14 of bug #762349. Simply darkening the
active tab (or adding an Ubuntu-orange highlight stripe or something)
is quite feasible and would alleviate much of the problem.
http://i.imgur.com/w2iNzJj.png or http://i.imgur.com/0KvwSmO.png
because It takes me more time then I want to spend on my tabs.
Sure it might not look great but I will take productivity over looks.
Evan: I don't think darkening the current tab is standard. Computer
users are used to seeing things light up when active, not the
opposite. Just a couple examples:
OS X Mavericks: http://i.imgur.com/Ju5Pkcz.jpg
An important aspect of UX is keeping in line (to some extent) with
what people find familiar.
If you want to experience something similar you can try out this firefox