GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 779811
Recommend a separation method for list rows
Last modified: 2020-12-04 18:20:03 UTC
Documents has no separator (really hard to see which document type belongs to which filename on a wide screen!).
Nautilus uses dark grey lines between elements. See bug 744405.
Song view in Music uses subtle white lines.
Evolution has zebra stripes.
I think Evolution does this right and we should recommend other apps to follow its example, but any guideline to help unify this would be welcome.
The lists pattern  recommends separator lines:
"In standard lists, each row is divided by separators, and changing the sort order is achieved by using a control outside the list itself."
Blimey! I was reading that page as I was writing this report and I still managed to miss that. Before I close it as invalid, any comment on zebra stripes?
Should I file bugs for Documents, Music, and any other offender I might find?
I'm not sure that zebra stripes would work for more complex list rows (like the Installed list in Software).
I think that Documents is already covered by bug 723843. Not sure about Music.