[Lazarus] Package dialog ?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Mar 23 09:46:42 CET 2015


What is the rationale for duplicating the 'Add' button in the package dialog ?

The buttons as they are now are highly confusing. 
I preferred the old system where there was only 1 button. That was clear and intuitive.

If you really want to add a button (I will not argue that point, clearly someone thought it was necessary), 
then please give them a very distinctive look.

* The 'add other items' (the one with 2+es) button would be more clear if you
   gave it a 'New item' look. Which is, to my mind, closer to what it actually does.

* The 'Add' button would be best served with something that resembles the 'Open file' icon.
   Possibly with a small '+' sign overlayed.

I don't care so much what the exact images are, but please make it something very distinct;
as it is now, it is very confusing. I keep pushing the wrong button, they are too similar.
After many weeks of working with the dialog, this should no longer occur IMHO, a clear sign 
that things are not clear and intuitive. Hence the request.


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