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Re: Usability issues for the GTK graphical frontend, categorized and updated list

Eduardo Silva wrote:
--- Attilio Fiandrotti <fiandro@tiscalinet.it> wrote:

I also think the text inside the help area should be
bold as is in the label used to display the question's description, so that the final user sees them as an unique block of text.

Do you think this is a good idea? Either by putting
the questions in bold, or marking the description in
some way (like the light blue background and "i" icon
I tried out in the mockups I did), it's a good idea
not to make a unique block of text of it all. With a
single block of text it's harder for:
- advanced users to ignore the descriptions, if for
example they do a lot of installs, or know exactly
what each question implies;
- "novice" users to easily know _what_ the current
screen is requesting from him, before "gulping" down
the entire explanation of that request.

I think that the newt interface tried to remedy this
using blank lines between the description and the

Yes, i think you're right: as i said in my last mail GTKTextView widgets are the most suitable to displaying multiline text with GTK 2.0.9 and a single GTKTextView widget can be used to display togheter a quention's description and extended description. Anyway they can still be separated by a blank line (as in the NEWT frontend) and be differently formatted even if displayed by the same GTKTextView (e.g.: Bold for the extended description, BOld Italic for the description, or viceversa).
I'll do experiments and i'll post PNGs for people to evaluate.



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