[Qgis-developer] Any UI/UX plans for QGIS3?

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Fri Nov 25 14:00:36 PST 2016

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Tim Sutton <tim at kartoza.com> wrote:
> This is definately a love/hate topic, but as I got used to the ribbons in
> MS-Software, I really see them now as a way to partially reduce the
> clutter, though I have no real idea how to intelligently group the stuff
> (but I'm sure enough brilliant people around here could have good ideas)
> And this would really give QGIS3 a maximum of a "fresh" look.
> I thought I really disliked ribbons, but the ribbon interface that Marco
> and Sandro from Sourcepole demonstrated in Girona really appealed to me. I
> think if it is carefully done it could be nice. However I don't know it it
> makes sense for general use cases where users probably value screen real
> estate over big easy to click buttons. In Sourcepole's case they had a very
> well defined audience and specific activities they needed to perform I
> thought it made a lot of sense.

​I also liked the ​customized UI by Sourcepole but Tim is right, they had
to fit a really limited set of functionality.

Additonally, for example, the Powerpoint ribbon is as high as four rows of
toolbars on my notebook. And the ribbons cannot be arrange vertically on
the left or right side. This leaves very little map space, particularly on

​Best wishes,

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