Salix Design

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gapan
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Re: Salix Design

Post by gapan » 12. Dec 2021, 09:39

OK, that looks nice.

What I don't like is the "fat" taskbar. Monitors are much wider than they are tall, so vertical space is at a premium. Also, there are usability issues:
1. it is much harder to hit that 40x40 (or 50x50, doesn't matter) tile, than the approx. 200x32 tile that includes the app name, as the default in 14.2.
2. having the app name in the taskbar makes it easier to understand which app is which.
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Re: Salix Design

Post by missTell » 12. Dec 2021, 16:52

gapan wrote:
12. Dec 2021, 09:39
OK, that looks nice.
Thanks.
gapan wrote:
12. Dec 2021, 09:39
What I don't like is the "fat" taskbar. Monitors are much wider than they are tall, so vertical space is at a premium.
Well ... either one places the taskbar (Windows-like) at the bottom, or one places it on the left.

There is also the function called "Auto-hide", if the taskbar height / width is the issue.
gapan wrote:
12. Dec 2021, 09:39
1. it is much harder to hit that 40x40 (or 50x50, doesn't matter) tile, than the approx.
200x32 tile that includes the app name, as the default in 14.2.
2. having the app name in the taskbar makes it easier to understand which app is which.
Yes and no ...

Yes, you are right, of course, but as I said, there is no 'one for all' solution.

My mum would surely prefer "fat" taskbar with a tile that includes app name, but she has never more than web browser and evtl. office app open.

On the other side, imagine something like this:

https://ibb.co/0KLSGpt

Every dot / small square over the icon is one instance, double dot is multiple instances (two or more).

The obvious advantage of those tiny tiles, one can see here:

https://ibb.co/VM7g6qV

How one can fit the tiles WITH name on the taskbar, when there is even not enough space for the open applications without the name?

Speaking about "Xfce is broken", please check what happens if one continues opening new apps (system area / clock):

https://ibb.co/2NX1XXb

Science can't answer all of the questions, and also not "to put the name beside the tile, or not, the question is now" ...

As of the taskbar size itself, Windows uses 40 Px as default, Mint uses 36 Px and Astra 48 Px.

https://ibb.co/1G1RK9K

However, the size of 1 Pixel is not absolute as 1 meter; it is relative to the size of the screen (dpi / ppi).

Imagine a Full HD (1920 x 1080 Px) screen and 12.5, 13.3 14, 15.6, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 27-inch screens, as used on Laptops and desktop.

It's really hard to poke on that 'microscopic tiny' 40 x 40 Px tile on 13.3'', but it's perfect on 24'', and kinda too big on 27''.

Neither here, the science can tell you, if you can or can't see it, or if it feels too tiny or huge to you ...

Usability (as science) can answer many questions, but some will stay personal.
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” (Mark Twain)

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Re: Salix Design

Post by missTell » 13. Dec 2021, 08:08

gapan wrote:
12. Dec 2021, 09:39
Monitors are much wider than they are tall, so vertical space is at a premium.
https://ibb.co/zZYs88N

https://ibb.co/DpJB9Zt

https://ibb.co/VgDchv6

https://ibb.co/Gv2hjWb
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Re: Salix Design

Post by missTell » 13. Dec 2021, 09:00

gapan wrote:
12. Dec 2021, 09:39
What I don't like is the "fat" taskbar.
Apropos "fat" ... Now, this IS fat.

https://www.heise.de/select/ct/2021/26/ ... riante.png
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Re: Salix Design

Post by missTell » 13. Dec 2021, 10:35

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