[Qt-creator] progress bar position usability

André Pönitz andre.poenitz at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon Apr 15 22:56:30 CEST 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 02:35:43PM -0400, Cristian Tibirna wrote:
> Hello
> In the latest master, the progress bar was moved from just above the build&run 
> selector (lower left) to the lower right corner.
> As soon as I updated to the version containing this change, I surprised myself 
> looking very quickly from right to left lower corner and I realise this is so 
> because I was used to take in in a single glance both the status of the 
> compilation and the build config to which that status was associate.
> >From an usability stand point, it might be that the progress bar was OK there 
> where it was before.
> Am I alone experiencing this perception problem?

I am myself in the process of getting used to the new location ;-}

The idea behind putting it into the status bar is to free the mode
switcher bar on the left from "important" information so that the bar
can be (optionally) hidden to free some more space to the editors.


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