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Bug 173242 - buttons on tasklist look very ugly on mac
buttons on tasklist look very ugly on mac
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Action Items
: P4 (vote)
Assigned To: Jan Peska
: 171395 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-09-29 10:37 UTC by Tomas Danek
Modified: 2012-04-02 09:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT

screenshot (12.18 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-29 10:38 UTC, Tomas Danek
screenshot (correct MIME) (12.18 KB, image/png)
2009-09-29 10:38 UTC, Tomas Danek
suggested fix - visual appearance (62.11 KB, image/png)
2009-10-08 13:56 UTC, Ondrej Langr
detaching the dropdown arrow from the toggle button (63.81 KB, image/png)
2009-10-09 14:57 UTC, Ondrej Langr

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Description Tomas Danek 2009-09-29 10:37:51 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta (Build 200909281634)
Java: 1.5.0_20; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.5.0_20-141
System: Mac OS X version 10.5.8 running on i386; MacRoman; en_US (nb)
Userdir: /Users/tomas/.netbeans/6.8beta
see screenshot
Comment 1 Tomas Danek 2009-09-29 10:38:14 UTC
Created attachment 88489 [details]
Comment 2 Tomas Danek 2009-09-29 10:38:47 UTC
Created attachment 88490 [details]
screenshot (correct MIME)
Comment 3 Stanislav Aubrecht 2009-09-30 08:49:39 UTC
well, those are standard buttons in a standard toolbar. what should it look like then?
Comment 4 Tomas Danek 2009-09-30 15:29:21 UTC
I'd suggest to consult with someone from HIE. 

From my point of view, I'd suggest:
- using some darker background under this toolbar
- change the look of "toggled" button (if possible), it does not look like toggled at all:)
Comment 5 Stanislav Aubrecht 2009-09-30 15:50:42 UTC
hie guys, pls consult with me:)
Comment 6 Ondrej Langr 2009-10-08 13:56:05 UTC
Toolbar background color is standard, used across netbeans and I do not see any problems there. 

However, I do see 2 issues with this: 

1) no separation of toolbar and main area
2) width of buttons varies (which looks as they are not aligned vertically)

See the attachment if it solves the issue for you.
Comment 7 Ondrej Langr 2009-10-08 13:56:43 UTC
Created attachment 89095 [details]
suggested fix - visual appearance
Comment 8 Stanislav Aubrecht 2009-10-08 14:07:57 UTC
the separator is not a problem.
however i can't make the 'filter' button narrower, so to align toolbar buttons vertically i need to make all other
buttons wider. is that ok with HIE?
Comment 9 Ondrej Langr 2009-10-09 14:55:18 UTC
No, that actually IMO looks worse then what we currently have. But can we detach the arrow from the toggle button and
place it next to it? (see attachment). That's better than current solution as well as having all toggle buttons wide. 
Comment 10 Ondrej Langr 2009-10-09 14:57:52 UTC
Created attachment 89196 [details]
detaching the dropdown arrow from the toggle button
Comment 11 Stanislav Aubrecht 2009-10-09 16:34:24 UTC
no, the arrow and separator are part of the icon. i can't move the arrow outside the button
perhaps we can make the toolbar horizontal and merge it with tasklist's status bar?
Comment 12 Ondrej Langr 2010-01-20 08:46:49 UTC
Horizontal toolbar would take (in this area) more precious vertical screen estate. 

I must admit I'm out of ideas here. 

Last two solutions crossing my mind are we could make the dropdown arrow part of the filter image and open a contextual menu when the filter is clicked. This menu would then allow to turn the filter on/off as well as choose/modify any of the presets. This is a non-standard solution and far from perfect, but will look better than this one.

Standa is this doable?
Comment 13 Jan Peska 2011-09-07 14:39:17 UTC
*** Bug 171395 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 Jan Peska 2012-04-02 09:34:00 UTC
Incorrect visual appearance -> P4

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