On Sunday 04 December 2005 23:04, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote: > Now, the NEWT frontend shows debconf/help-line (default: "<Tab> > moves between items; <Space> selects; <Enter> activates buttons") in > the bottom part of the screen, but it doesn't tell the user that > pressing ESC he can get back. > Is there any reason for this? The help line was added mostly because users did not know how to use <space> to select items and <tab> to move around. In the newt frontend this is not completely obvious. > And should the GTK frontend display such > text line in the bottom part of the screen ? No, I don't think so. The GTK frontend (using the mouse) should be intuitive enough. The keyboard shortcuts IMO are a "bonus" for the adventurous or experienced. > I'm asking this because we could use a GtkStatusBar, placed in the > footer part of the screen, (would look like this > http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/GtkStatusbar.html) to > display both debconf/help-line and rescue/info (maybe red and bold this > last one if markup is allowed in gtkstatus bars). The status bar could be used for the info text, although personally I think lowmem/rescue should probably be more prominent than in the bottom of the screen. I feel in the newt frontend it currently is not really prominent enough: it is very easy to miss.
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