Number: 1242

Date: 30-May-84 15':12':13

Submitter: vanMelle

Source: AHenderson

Subject: Want MailFolder icons labeled so as to be overlapable

Lisp Version: 12-May-84 16':10':36

Description: '
Date': 13 May 84 10':53 PDT'
Subject': Lafite': Labeling Mail Folder Browser Icons.'
Lafite System Date':  8-Apr-84 17':20':45'
Lisp System Date': 12-May-84 16':10':36'
Machine': Dorado (AHenderson)'
Microcode version': 24,2'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Minor'
I like to keep a number of shrunken mail folder browsers readily available. The icons Lafite uses are fairly large and a number of them burn up a good deal of screen space. So I find it convenient to overlap them. However, the distinguishing info is in the name of the folder, which is in the middle of the icon.'
Suggestion': Put the name high in the icon so that each one only uses a small amount of space when overlapped vertically (like a file cabinet viewed from out front. You might even put the folder name on the tab (make it a "full cut" tab) and the word "Mail" down in the center of the icon.'
Date': 25 May 84 17':22 PDT'
Hmm, not sure what the best thing to do about this is.  True, the icons don''t overlap very well, but you need an icon that potentially has space for a long name.  I also note that Tedit icons have the same problem.   I''m not much of an artist; if you would like to submit an icon that satisfies the constraint above (so it won''t choke too badly if you happened to be browsing {Indigo}<Services>AutoRepairs), I would be happy to consider it.'


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Edit-Date: 30-May-84 15':12':13

Attn: vanMelle

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System: Text

Subsystem: Lafite



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Difficulty: Moderate


Impact: Minor

Priority: Unlikely

Status: Open

Problem Type: Design - UI

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