Payment dialog proposal

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Sun Dec 6 15:09:37 EST 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 20:25 +0100, Geert Janssens wrote:
> Please have a look at this image:
> As you can see, I would like to rearrange the payment dialog a bit.
> The Transfer account frame in the original configuration can only show 3 
> lines. This is just enough for the basic top-level accounts: Assets, 
> Imbalance, Liabilities.
> Opening any of these accounts to get to the actual accounts requires scrolling 
> the list. When there are enough subaccounts this scrolling is very cumbersome 
> because of the limited height of the frame.
> And the thing is, you have to do this time after time again, which makes this 
> a usability bottleneck.
> I first considered simply increasing the minimum height for the Transfer 
> Account frame. But I fear this would make the complete dialog too tall for 
> small screens.
> So instead, I opted to move the Transfer Account frame next to the other 
> frames and give it a minimum width. Most screens are wider than they are tall, 
> so this should not pose a problem for smaller screens.
> For me this improves the usability of the payment dialog dramatically, but 
> before I commit the changes, I would like to ask the opinion of the other 
> devs.
> Is this new layout ok with you ?

I don't use the business features, but it looks like a good improvement.

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