Talk:OLPC Human Interface Guidelines/The Sugar Interface/Toolbars

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Config / options / customize dialog

It seems to me that in this paradigm, the ubiquitous "config" dialog should be just one of the tools or tabs - that is, it should take over the screen the instant you select the item, and go away the instant you select another item. It shouldn't even need an OK button, just one for "Undo" (cancel).

If this is so, I think it would be good to provide a placement and some guidelines for this. For instance: should it go in one of the top toolbars (edit? Pro: makes it less conspicuous), or in the bottom list of toolbars (pro: gives space for the various tabs of configuration in the top)? Where should it be placed?

I know, the idea with Sugar is to keep because-it's-there configuration options to a minimum. I'm thinking of the Develop activity: obviously you want no pernicious silliness about tab settings. But some amount of config-dialog content is inevitable, and you don't want to make Sugar into a straitjacket. Homunq 16:35, 4 September 2007 (EDT)