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Re: Numeric alignment in query grid

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Numeric alignment in query grid
Date: 2012-06-27 14:59:56
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On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> Something that's annoyed me for a long time is that all fields are
>>> left-aligned in the query grid. It's a lot easier to read numeric
>>> fields when they are right-justified.
>>>
>>> Attached patch right-justifies fields that are numeric.
>>>
>>> Two questions:
>>>
>>> 1) does this seem like a reasonable way of doing it?
>>
>> Yes.
>>
>>> 2) do we want to always do this (like this patch), or do we need to
>>> create a setting for it?
>>
>> I don't think there's a great need for a setting, though, we do have
>> lots of room for them now, so maybe it wouldn't hurt to avoid annoying
>> users that like the old way.
>
> We have room, but adding settings for the sake of settings doesn't
> exactly contribute to usability...

It does if there's a valid use case for either behaviour.

> How about we do it without the setting, and then we can add the
> setting if somebody complains? ;)
>
> (Oh, and I don't suppose i can sneak this into 1.16, can I? :P)

Err, no. Sorry.

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