Network settings navigation
This is a bit of a re-run of #17 (oh well) and the main ticket is gnome-control-center/#1091.
Sidebar or panel?
If and when we come to merge the network panels into one, should we have the navigation for the different network panels in:
- The sidebar (as we currently do for the privacy and apps sections)
- The main panel on the right
Some pros and cons of each approach:
|Consistent with existing privacy and apps panels||No status for each connection type on the top level - hard to get an overview|
|No logical place to put airplane mode|
|General usability issue - both sides of the window update and the section on the right isn't predictable|
Navigation on the right
|Summary of each connection type and its status in one place||Need to re-engineer privacy and apps to use the same nagivation model|
|Airplane mode would fit nicely||Less efficient for navigation the app settings (debatable)|
Forward/back or dialogs?
If we go for navigation on the right, there's a secondary question. Do we use:
- Left/right navigation with back button
- Dialogs for each section (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, VPN, etc)
Some potential considerations here:
- Back button on the left side of the main panel could be awkward
- If we go with dialogs, could end up with a high number stacked on top of one another