not sure how to approach this and where to start but the settings window is „unorganized“ to put it mildly.
For starters: http://cl.ly/image/3i3F173P1U3v (issues might also be happening due to german localization used here?)
a) it’s not cool having to horizontally scroll in a preferences window tab much worse vertically which imo is a no-go
b) too much fragmentation due to dividing rulers, I suggest removing the rulers all together and making the view cleaner and more readable
c) maybe offer an „expert“ mode, many settings will never be touched by the majority of your users (e.g. if going with the system language in almost all cases that should be the best decision. no user will ever change to another language
d) too much detail at the top level: e.g. language switch has the light-grey info, that changes will only be reflected after a restart: no one needs that info at that place, if a user changes the language trigger an info message that this change requires a relaunch of jitsi and offer „restart now?“ yes | no
that approach frees up precious space in the settings window and is much more user friendly. that is, show info only when it is useful.
e) all the dropdown selection list go over the complete width of the window, they could easily be reduced to half their size.
f) the status up | down time changer arrows are broken when value is „0“. it does nothing on OS X with the latest nightly when I click those arrows. if I enter any value they do work. this needs to be fixed. value of „0“ should still allow the up arrow to work and add minutes
There’s more but that’s a few starter points, I gotta run now. More can be discussed later.
Hope this is constructive and useful to you - as always, happy if any dev can have a look and give this some additional thought and make it real
Have a wonderful day...