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Bug #1462

Quassel client's toolbar buttons are a little confusing

Added by public over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/15/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Version:
0.12.4
OS:
Any

Description

The large 'connect' and 'disconnect' buttons in the quassel client toolbar are confusing. They may be easily interpreted as 'connect to core' and 'disconnect from core'. Tooltip provides this information (it says 'connect to IRC') but this is not sufficient. This information is important and needs to be presented in a more straightforward fashion.

Did you have this confusion when trying Quassel the first time?

This could be solved in various ways:

- add 'connect to core' and 'disconnect from core' toolbar buttons, it becomes cluttered so to speak
- continue to show the toolbar by default, but do not include the 'connect' 'disconnect' buttons because they are readily available in right click menu of the relevant network
- do not show the toolbar by default, as these buttons are seldom used (joining and parting channels is easily done by right click or typing /part)

What do you personally use?

Is there a way to find out what do people more often use for joining and leaving channels and connecting/disconnecting from IRC? Is there a means to obtain statistics on the usage of the toolbar buttons?

History

#1 Updated by romibi over 2 years ago

see https://github.com/quassel/quassel/pull/160
some of the requested changes are already done …
one could additionally hide the toolbar by default … but i'm not sure if this is necessary

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