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Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:32 am
by Kenward
I have always thought that X1's interface lacked something. It just looks like it was cobbled together, with little thought for aesthetics. For example, look at this picture:

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You will see that the preview chops off the "Refine search" row. It doesn't just look horrible, it makes it harder to refine a search.

Similarly, if you show the "Searches Pane", the "Favorite Searches" bit interrupts the row of tabs for favorite searches.

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Someone should tidy this up and get things to align elegantly.

I asked about this many versions ago, nothing happened. Am I the only one who likes an elegant interface?

Re: Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:38 am
by ProgressBar
Second that. The preview pane blocking the refine search fields is especially annoying.

Re: Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:57 am
by Kenward
I assume that this refers to having the preview pane "Right", in which case, I agree completely.

This ugly presentation and loss of useful space is one reason why I use "Bottom" for previews.

The "Refine" bar should run the width of the X1 window. Above that there should be a set of Tabs running the width of the window.

The "Searches Pane" should then fill the space below these two "ribbons".

Funnily enough, this is much like the model that the designers of Outlook now use.

As it is, the "design" of X1 looks like something dreamed up by programmers rather than designers.

Little things like this can make all the difference if you want to be taken seriously in some circles. And, as Apple has shown, design can let you get away with charging a lot for expensive systems that aren't good enough to justify the price tag. But they look good, so what the heck?

Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:15 am
by RobertPn
All right, i know, but how to achieve the #var constant inside the macro in the above example?

Re: Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:37 pm
by Utomo
It is good if X1 search can have New and Better UI

Please can someone clean up the visual side of X1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:17 pm
by Michaelsmomi
the one/two character aliases for directions need to be added.

I know e, w, n, nw, and se work. Just need to make sure all 8 directions have these aliases.

Also, would it be possible to have a up and down direction for the rooms?