Shave A Few Vertical Pixels

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 27 2015 10:32 AM

A few months ago, I switched to a 13" Macbook Pro from a 27 inch iMac. I love it and am more comfortable with the smaller screen than I ever thought I would be.

Now, with El Capitan, we're able to hide the Menubar, which saves 23 vertical pixels. Even those few pixels really make quite a difference, I've found.

Logos' top menu is an area that could use some trimming:

Here it is, alongside Safari, the icons are roughly the same size, but the space is more efficiently used. I think 10-20 pixels could be trimmed without losing any "clicking area." 

Not complaining, but just suggesting that some space could be better used.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 27 2015 11:03 AM

I agree that the menu/title area could use a big revamp. But Logos is used on a lot of different form factors, by a lot of people from perfect vision to very weak vision, using various input devices. I would love to see a more flexible design. Let the user choose big buttons or little buttons. Dock the buttons at the top or at the side. Auto hide the menus/buttons or make them always visible. Something that works for any form factor, vision acuity, or input method (mouse, track, touch). And split up the huge Tools menu. Visually, it could use a little shakeup.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 27 2015 11:03 AM

Every pixel counts! Yes

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 27 2015 1:37 PM

Indeed! The Logos web app beta also seems to be following in the footsteps of the desktop app with a lot of wasted space, although I do realize its only a beta. Faithlife could learn a thing or two from web browsers and other applications, which have become more compact and customizable over the years. More customization options, such as Randy describes, would be most welcome and help fit people's various UI preferences and/or needs.

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