|User since||October 25, 2007|
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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I'd like to find out if anyone intends to do anything about this horrible UI change since version .05?
I can't stand the unmovable toolbars and buttons along with the space wasting 3 pane view. I mean this sort of thing just caused Pidgin to fork and I'm starting to wish someone would do the same here and give us the users some choice. I know I'm not alone in this but it doesn't seem like anyone on the official development side wants to address this.
Simply horrible v0.2 Not yet rated
I've outlined so many problems since the 0.7 release and the 0.8 release seems to address none of these issues!
While you can hied the mode bar which wastes space for two unmovable buttons that should be ONE button to toggle mode, this release is yet another UI fumble!
- You're not allowed to place the mode button(s) where you want.
- The side panel wastes huge amounts of space on my layout.
- Hardcoded colors ignore theme and make things unreadable.
- Redundant "Click here to add a new task" message when I have add task/event buttons in my menu bar.
I could go on and on but I'll attach a picture that outlines my biggest problems with the 0.7 and now 0.8 releases while I revert to 0.5.
Come on guys, can this crappy new UI layout!
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Better but not great Rated 2 out of 5 stars
The ability to show the mini calendar in the 'today' pane is better than the miniday but this release, while it's getting better is still annoying.
For starters you can't change to the calendar view by clicking a day on the mini calendar, but worse still is you can't have the mode buttons anywhere but the 'mode bar' which is a terrible decision. I've ranted and complained about this for a long time but seriously, can ANYONE out there explain why it is either too hard or going to be a bad idea to let the user place the mode buttons where they see fit, like perhaps with all the other buttons, on the tool bar?!
There is sadly the issue of color as well, the lightning extension ignores system colors and assumes you run a bright UI. This however could be a Windows only problem. It creates eye bleeding contrast, unreadable fonts as it hard wires background yet WILL use system font in places, which means white back ground with white-gray fonts as my system colors are basically inverted.
The fact you can not integrate your 'today' pane/bar with the folders section as you used too is also a mark against it. This breaks up my layout unneededly and cuts into the columns viewable for sorting and dealing with email.
The functionality seems about the same as the last few releases with a few extras such as the displaying of the mini/day/calendar/none and the invitation thing, which gladly we the user can turn off. I've seen a few posts that read as if this also annoyed others but they did not realize they can get rid of it's ugly, stupidly placed non-sense.
In the end this calendar works, the core functionality is good, but it's UI design is terrible and very inflexible. Depending on how you work and your screen real estate this might not be a problem. If you hated all the releases after 5, keep on skipping releases because this one has most the core gripes I've had since R5.5
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This add-on is useless, not only does it not work but it nukes stuff it should not.
I've tried this several times to deal with the horror that is Firefox's poor bookmark system but it always leaves duplicate folders, with all kinda of other problems. To it's credit sadly this program should not need to exist as Firefox should be able to handle merges and deal with these things itself.