On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine@gmail.com> wrote:
On 4/9/11, Jasper van de Gronde wrote:

>>> There's a lot of useless padding in your design, and the bottleneck seems
>>> to
>>> be the self-intersect button.
>> Tell me, how often do you open "Stroke Style" tab? :)
> Not sure about others, but I certainly open it all the time. I could
> imagine a layout where it would be separate from fill and stroke, but I
> think that might be a bit beyond what's currently on the table.

I was merely referring to the fact that it's the "Stroke Style" tab
that makes the dialog so wide due to combination of labels and
long-ish comboboxes in a single row. The whole dialog adapts it width
to the width of the widest tab's content.

I never knew this tab was the offender... good to be aware of. Shows how often *I* open it. ;)
We could actually ditch comboboxes for selecting arrowheads and
introduce a widget similar to GIMP's one for various resources like
brushes, where a button opens a grid/table selector. If we are going
to ever make vector brushes a no-brainer to use, we'll need such
widget anyway.

Likewise we could steal dash pattern editor from GIMP (open Edit >
Stroke selection, expand "Line style", and you'll see it).

I've never seen that before and I think it's fantastic.