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Bug 779811 - Recommend a separation method for list rows
Recommend a separation method for list rows
Product: gnome-devel-docs
Classification: Applications
Component: hig
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: HIG Maintainers
HIG Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-09 16:10 UTC by Alexandre Franke
Modified: 2020-12-04 18:20 UTC
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Description Alexandre Franke 2017-03-09 16:10:54 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.
Comment 1 Allan Day 2017-03-09 16:19:47 UTC
The lists pattern [1] 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."

Comment 2 Alexandre Franke 2017-03-09 16:27:39 UTC
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?
Comment 3 Allan Day 2017-03-09 17:03:10 UTC
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.