[RCD] New look of compose and message screens

Barnabas BONA bsi at hosember.hu
Thu Sep 6 09:15:46 CEST 2012

I prefer the proposed new look&feel instead of the current Larry 
variation. It's indeed more intuitive and results more cleaner 
interface. I really like it's simplicity and for me that "gray arrow 
thing" is just fine. But if need arise we may improve it by either 
creating nice mouseover highlight for it, or by auto expanding it on 
mouseover and auto collapsing it (but only the non customized fields) on 


On 2012-09-05 19:16, A.L.E.C wrote:
> On 09/05/2012 04:14 PM, Thomas Bruederli wrote:
>> I like the old/current screen better because it brings a better separation
>> of the different parts (headers, compose text, options). We already had
> But my way it just looks the same as in message preview. The interface
> becomes more intuitive when unified. Why not make message compose looks
> the same as message preview?
>> feedback from a usability expert, that the gray arrow to expand the headers
>> in the preview frame is not intuitive and I think we should therefore not
>> copy that into the compose screen. And where can I now add CC, BCC and stuff?
> Additional headers and options would be displayed when you click on this
> "not intuitive expander" ;) It's just me who thinks that current compose
> screen in Larry just looks ugly?
>> Improvement of the current compose screen could be:
>> * Add toolbar buttons for send/save/cancel and move the current form
>> buttons to the bottom of the screen. That's what we have in the classic
>> skin and it respects the top-to-bottom flow one might have when composing a
>> message.
> In my opinion we don't need more buttons, but current buttons should be
> moved to the toolbar for sure.
> Is community not interested in the discussion? I'm waiting for more
> opinions.

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