[Qt-creator] Lost in 4.2

Jason H jhihn at gmx.com
Thu Dec 1 17:33:08 CET 2016

> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 at 5:02 PM
> From: "Andre Poenitz" <Andre.Poenitz at qt.io>
> To: "Mike Jackson" <imikejackson at gmail.com>, "Jason H" <jhihn at gmx.com>
> Cc: qt-creator <qt-creator at qt-project.org>
> Subject: Re: [Qt-creator] Lost in 4.2
> Mike Jackson <imikejackson at gmail.com>
> > <rant>
>  >  Rule 1: "new" way of doing user interfaces dictates that in no way
>  > should the UI widgets indicate that they can be clicked, moved or
>  > interacted with. It is entirely up to the user to simply click all over
>  > the interface until some hidden menu shows up or something happens.
> This is an old-fashioned, standard context menu on items in a tree view,
> a concept that is in use in dozens of places all over of Qt Creator since 
> the beginning.
> The fact that it *also* reacts to single clicks is a convenience shortcut
> for people who are capable of reading documentation or possible
> asking politely on the mailing list. Also rather old-school skills.

It looks nested, but not a tree to me. 

There needs to be buttons. I vehemently oppose degradation of usability because it isn't "modern". Do not go quietly into that good night.

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