[Phpmyadmin-devel] Better table navigation

Aris Feryanto aris_feryanto at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 1 03:07:12 CEST 2011

----- Original Message -----

> From: Tyron Madlener <tyronx at gmail.com>
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
>>  Le 2011-06-30 10:41, Tyron Madlener a écrit :
>>>  On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Aris 
> Feryanto<aris_feryanto at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>>>>  Hi all,
>>>>  Current table navigation seems to be little messy, so I tried to 
> make the
>>>>  table navigation tidier and more compact. You may see the 
> screenshot at [0]
>>>>  or try the demo at usual location [1]. Feel free to give any 
> comment or
>>>>  suggestion on this.
>>>>    [0] 
> https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Xs_dOR1F0WoXW4_dTB1CLhOTKK2V2rX6_OFfHt2Qo5E?feat=directlink
>>>>  [1] http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris
>>>  This is great, I've also found the navigation pretty messy but
>>>  couldn't come up with a good idea.
>>>  But as Marc mentions, the bar needs to get smaller. On my X61s
>>>  Thinkpad with only a resolution of 1024x768 a big part will be outside
>>>  the visible area.
>>>  Making the horizontal/vertical select list smaller would be one step
>>>  (or removing it altogether)
>>  Seeing very few positive feedback on the devel and users list about the
>>  vertical browse mode, I am in favor of removing this feature.

>>  Or ...we could make the appearance of this select list configurable, the
>>  default being not visible. This way, people relying on this very old
>>  feature could configure it if they want to, but for the majority, the
>>  selector would be out of the way.
>>  If we decide to do this, we should remove vertical support for the
>>  special features like inline edit and the column reordering. All the new
>>  stuff would be planned only for horizontal mode.
> Sounds like a good idea. Making it invisible by default, then check
> how many people complain about its disappearance ;-)
> Then, if only little people notice the change, it could be removed
> completely altogether.

I think making it invisible by default is a good step towards removing vertical mode support. As Tyron said, we can check if there is complain about it.

Btw, (just to make sure) if we really want to remove the vertical support, it will be done in the next version after 3.5, isn't it?

Aris Feryanto

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