[Design-team] [Fedora 14] Advanced filters in Transmission 2.11

Misha Shnurapet shnurapet at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 9 06:49:32 UTC 2010

Hi, Design Team!

I got a little issue with the new filter panel introduced in Transmission 2.11. I desided to ask here because it's part of Fedora and there are people experienced in UI design.

The GUI client used to have nice buttons [1] that allowed to jump quickly between the lists of active / paused / seeding torrents, etc. Now that there are options added, the control has been converted into combo boxes [2].

The issue is pretty simple: I dont' like the extra-click-and-choice it takes to use the combo boxes.

I have posted a ticket [3] to the trac trying to explain my concern. Being disappointed I made myself sound offensive, which I regret and feel very sorry for. However, the developer agreed to see a new solution that wouldn't narrow back the current functionality. Tabs wouldn't work. I'd like to consult with designers if this can be improved any further. Maybe Máirín or Jakub would have an idea?

Thank you.

[1] http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/9606/transmission19.jpg
[2] http://img574.imageshack.us/img574/5447/transmission2.jpg
[3] https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/3722

Best regards,
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
shnurapet AT fedoraproject.org, GPG: 00217306

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