Hi UI devs,
I'm writing to mildly express my frustration with the latest
incarnation of the "Join chat room" dialog. As seen in
join-chat-room-dialog.png, I have to say:
- It has a completely new way in SIP Communicator of laying out its
widgets. It beats me why there's so much empty space on the left and
the labels are aligned to the right. Anyway, at the very least it's
inconsistent with the rest of the UI of SIP Communicator.
- The "Chat room name" combo is genuine pain. Its height is barely
enough for me to read what I've written. Hitting Enter in it, which I
find natural after I'm done writing the name, popups the list of the
combo and it's empty. And why is it a combo in the first place? I've
never been able to get it to contain anything useful.
- The detached "'Enter' for suggestions" label aligned to the right is
unlike anything I've ever seen and I'm completely lost in my
expectation as to what and where may appear if I succumb to hitting
Enter for suggestions.
As shown in join-chat-room-dialog (2).png, it turns out that there is
a second "Join chat room" dialog which appears when one selects the
"Join chat room..." context menu item in the "My chat rooms..."
I'd very much appreciate it if we could work on improving the user
experience there together.