GtkFontChooser: new design proposal
Submitted by Alex ARNAUD
I don't find the new design as user friendly as it was before (GTK2).
Issues in my opinion
- There are no visible labels for font family and font size so the user needs to know this is a font family and font size respectively at the top and bottom of the screen
- It is hard to scroll up and down on the font view because there are four item by font, one by font style (regular, bold, italic, bold italic) so if the number of fonts is important it could become really hard to find the font you want to use
- The text extract "the quick brown" takes too much place on the screen and makes the scroll harder. For low-vision person perspective, I need to zoom in/zoom out to read the font family name and the text extract because they are not at the same size.
- Adding visible label on each part of the interface to ensure the simplicity of the interface
- Split the font family and font style into two fields to simplify the scroll manipulation
- Move the font preview at the bottom of the dialog because it's more consistent to have the preview after the font size configuration
- Drop the font extract "the quick brown" and replace it by on-the-fly preview on the currently keyboard selected item or when the mouse is over.
proposal 2 Add a GSettings to permit to the user to choose between the new design and the old one