[haiku-commits] Re: r40917 - haiku/trunk/src/tests/kits/net/preflet/InterfacesAddOn

  • From: Alexander von Gluck <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:08:32 -0600

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:47:03 -0500
Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Urias McCullough
> <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Alexander von Gluck
> > <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>Repair associated with a
> >> network interface may be patented by Redmond
> >
> > Which, IMO, is a silly reason. I seriously doubt they patented the
> > use of the word "Repair" in this situation - and if our USPTO really
> > granted such a ridiculous patent, I doubt it would be enforceable
> > due to obviousness.
> +1, though I'm not convinced that is the best name anyhow. Microsoft
> is probably the last company we should be copying for UI. Does Mac OS
> X have a button for this? If so, what does it say? If not, why do we
> need it? Would it be better in a context menu?
> Remember we need to walk the fine line between making common functions
> easy and accessable without cluttering the interface with all possible
> things. Less used stuff should be a little harder to find (or maybe
> the better thing to say is "less in your face".)

Well, the three buttons there are what I feel the 'essential'
actions of the network interface applet.  Originally I had a
right-click menu to "Re-negotiate address", but it's presence wasn't
very obvious.

I'm always open implementing ideas on placement changes to those
buttons... the ideas so far just haven't panned out in a reasonable
way. (the 'do it like the printer preference pane' idea was close, but
things didn't look so good crammed into a tab)

  -- Alex

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