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From Garren Smith <>
Subject Re: FAUXTON 2.0.0: Error message hides useful parts too long
Date Tue, 16 May 2017 08:42:31 GMT
Hi Rainer,

Some great ideas here. I do think the notifications could be improved.
Would you like to help us fix them?


On Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at 1:49 PM Rainer Glaschick <> wrote:

> For a newbie, who has not yet a solid idea where to find what on the UI,
> the message at the top hides parts of the screen too long.
> E.g., I wante to delete a database and create it anew.
> The message that the deletion was successful stays for more than 5 seconds
> at the top, hiding the button to create a new database, and made me search
> elsewherer. The Message pane has exactly the same size as the top panel,and
> a newbie like me will not suspect any useful widgets below.
> Note that the deletion has to be acknowledged by a small panel in a black
> window that hides the original screen, so there is no image of the previous
> screen the user can remember, when the screen with the message on top
> returns.
> Possible actions:
> - make the message (partially) transparent; however, this reduces contrast
> and is not optimal.
> - overlay not the top panel, but the panel with the list of databases.
> - the confirmation popup only blacks out the panel with the list of
> databases.
> --
> Rainer Glachick, Paderborn, Germany

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