[jitsi-users] 5 small usability suggestions


#1

Hi devs,

Thanks so much for the recent improvments! I love this project and just
want it to be the best it can become :slight_smile: Here are some notes I took over
the last few weeks during chatting with jitsi. I think at least some of
them should be small changes that could have a lot of impact. Maybe I'm
not the only one who noticed:

* 1st: It'd be nice to be able to change the global presence-status for
all my accounts from within the little notification-symbol-menu (or how
that is called).

* 2nd: When adding a new account of whatever service jitsi supports, to
my accounts, there comes this dialogbox to add an account. And the first
thing that is displayed, it just a drop-down menu. Not somehow directly
the choices of services you support. Okay, maybe the dropdown menu makes
sense, but then maybe you could make that very dropdown-box to be
*not-scrollable*. I litterlally even went "where is SIP? wasn't it even
called SIP communicator?" for the first time. Then I realized, I had to
scroll down.
But even on my tiny Netbook, there would be no need for that box to be
scrollable.

* 3rd: When starting an OTR-session for the *first* time with a new
contact, jisti writes some nice notes about what is happening and that
you should authenticate the other person's fingerprint.
The way to the "OTR -> USER -> authenticate partner" menu is really far
(at least for an (hopefully) average user)! Would it be possible to
*directly* place a link to that authenticate-box into these text-notes?
Some decent hightlighting of the fingerprints in there would also
improve the situation :slight_smile:

* 4th: While typing, I see jitsi saying "she's currently typing" or "she
has interruped her typing" (I don't use the english version, but you
know what I mean). I asked a few people now while we were writing and
all of them also thought that this is a *little* much. In case my
partner starts/stops/starts writing, this text changes all the time and
catches my attention. I'd suggest to either leave the "interrupts
typing" message out completely and just make the "typing" message
dissapear; or make it a configurable opt-in.

* 5th: The simleys. That's really the least-priority suggestion I have
for now :slight_smile: But I just don't like them so much. Anybody thinking the
same? What'd be the requirements for smiley icons? Just in case I'd find
someone who'd give it a try and you'd take suggestions.

Again, thanks!

聽聽martin

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#2

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And I'd like to point out two more *small* issues:

* When the partner I chat with turns off "writing-notification", the
grey notification still flashes up in my chat windows at the moment, I
recieve the message.

* User-images are shows in different sizes inside of the
"mouse-over-popup". I appended a case in whitch that in particularly
ugly. Maybe the real-sized picture should be kept for the
contact-information-window only.

Thanks a lot and maybe you have time to look at the 5 (also small)
issues I pointed out in advance.

聽聽martin

路路路

Am 2011-07-10 03:55, schrieb Martin Kepplinger:

Hi devs,

Thanks so much for the recent improvments! I love this project and just
want it to be the best it can become :slight_smile: Here are some notes I took over
the last few weeks during chatting with jitsi. I think at least some of
them should be small changes that could have a lot of impact. Maybe I'm
not the only one who noticed:

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