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Do you think qBittorrent's UI needs considerable improvement?

Yes, it needs a complete overhaul.
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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 04:07:32 AM »
qBt looks better on Linux -> YES, but i wouldn't like qBt to look the same on Windows. It's exactly what some iOS developpers do when they port their apps to Android. They try to mimic iOS interfaces by using non standard stuff and the result in terms of performance is often bad (a good example is 1Password Reader on Android).
I'm not saying they should look the same. I'm saying the Windows client should look like it belongs on Windows but with the same level of polish as the Linux client has.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 01:08:12 PM »
Since I was looking at UI today, I realized that it doesn't use the native widgets for all the controls. Eg it doesn't use the native progressbar for the torrent progress. I changed that in the code and here is how it looks:


I am not really sure that this is better or worse. I have mixed feelings. OS Windows XP. On Vista/7/8 it should use the native look too.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 04:06:57 PM »
I am not really sure that this is better or worse. I have mixed feelings.

I don't like it at all.

What's the point of those white spaces?
They only make the the damn thing more difficult to read, especially since they blend in with the percentage numbers.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 04:23:20 PM »
Thats really XP'ish. It looks better with one color without white spaces, for example windows 7 default theme with blue color (or other color like in Linux, orange for example).

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 04:34:12 PM »
I am not really sure that this is better or worse. I have mixed feelings.

I don't like it at all.

What's the point of those white spaces?
They only make the the damn thing more difficult to read, especially since they blend in with the percentage numbers.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 05:07:33 PM »
Thats really XP'ish

Yeah, well,,
I've been on WinXP since it first came out, but it took me about 2 minutes to switch to the grey (and boring) Windows Classic theme, which IMHO is the most functional look that M$ ever came up with!

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 05:25:02 PM »
'White space"? Do you mean the space between the green rectangles? If yes, it's the default XP progress bar look, I am sure you have seen it a bazillion times elsewhere in the OS/programs.
Yeah this doesn't look good on XP, but from Vista onwards the theme is much nicer for the progressbar.

EDIT: Also I am quite sure that we can make the percentage text black instead of white, which can be read easier.
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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 05:39:54 PM »
'White space"? Do you mean the space between the green rectangles? If yes, it's the default XP progress bar look, I am sure you have seen it a bazillion times elsewhere in the OS/programs

Yeah, that's what I ment.
Of course, I've seen it before, just not with my Windows theme..
I misunderstood and thought that you'd made that shit mandatory. :)

Since you're on WinXP, Sledge..
Perhaps you could do me a favor and switch to the Windows Classic theme, then post us another screenshot?
..That way I can tell the difference from how the progress bar looks on my system now.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2013, 05:54:49 PM »
why can't we have both people tend to assume that you can't have a pretty UI and functional app this is wrong 
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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 06:00:24 PM »
Since you're on WinXP, Sledge..
Perhaps you could do me a favor and switch to the Windows Classic theme, then post us another screenshot?
..That way I can tell the difference from how the progress bar looks on my system now.

Sure, here it is:


Disclaimer: As I said the white text can be changed and be more readable. Also on other Win versions it should have the corresponding native look.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 06:08:45 PM »
Since you're on WinXP, Sledge..
Perhaps you could do me a favor and switch to the Windows Classic theme, then post us another screenshot?
..That way I can tell the difference from how the progress bar looks on my system now.

Sure, here it is:


Disclaimer: As I said the white text can be changed and be more readable. Also on other Win versions it should have the corresponding native look.

Thanks.

Damn, those spaces are still there!
In that case, since I'm running WinXP; personally I would really prefer if you'd just leave the progress bar the way it is.

Here's how it looks now on my WinXP setup:



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EDIT:
Just a quick question; How can this new progress bar of yours be using the Windows native look correctly?
I don't get those spaces in the progress bar with any of the programs that I've got installed on my system.
(WinXP32,SP3 / Windows Classic theme).
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 06:20:03 PM by Tomaso »

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 06:39:32 PM »
I think the "spaces" aren't drawn when the progressbar widget has the PBS_SMOOTH style. MSDN link->http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb760820%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
Unfortunately I have no idea how to apply this style using qt code. It seems that the default qt progress bar doesn't apply this style attribute on windows.
(for the actual code see here:http://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php?topic=20.msg6110#msg6110)

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 06:48:53 PM »
I think the "spaces" aren't drawn when the progressbar widget has the PBS_SMOOTH style. MSDN link->http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb760820%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Yeah, that explains it:

Quote from: M$ Progress Bar Control Styles
PBS_SMOOTH
The progress bar displays progress status in a smooth scrolling bar instead of the default segmented bar.
Note  This style is supported only in the Windows Classic theme. All other themes override this style.

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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2013, 02:12:42 PM »
If you could enable the native bar depending on OS... that would be awesome.
But I'm not sure about Chris and the code. Is he ok with OS-specific code changes?
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Re: Will any work be done on improving qBittorrent's UI?
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 02:29:41 PM »
Actually the current code is OS specific, since on windows it draws the progress bar using the "Plastique" theme instead of the native theme. On all other platforms the native theme is used. Even if we enable this, it will look ok on Vista upwards but on XP it looks uglier than the current implementation.