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Re: Updates to

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 11:51 PM, David Young <> wrote:
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 06:09:01PM +0530, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
>> I didn't want to change the dropdown in the main search page to a
>> checkbox based one, therefore put this on a page of its own. I will
>> try to provide a hyperlink to it from the main page.
> It's exciting to watch these improvements to

Thank you, David :-)
> In case you were not aware, the web pages don't seem to be indexed by
> author (try searching for Abhinav).

Yes, as of now we don't index the AUTHORS or the HISTORY section for
apropos(1). I will enable it for

> Here a couple of UI nits that you may or may not want to pick:
> On my 15-inch laptop, the homepage has several square inches
> of blank space, plenty of room for all of the choices under the
> dropdown.  If you replace the dropdown with checkboxes, then it will
> take about half as long to make a selection, and the user can apprehend
> more of the possibilities without exploring the page with the mouse.

Yes, I guess that makes sense.  I didn't realize the dropdown would
turn out to be so ugly :)
I will experiment with replacing it with checkboxes.

> Usually it is best if controls or gestures are one-to-one with choices:
> consider using a pair of radio buttons instead of checkboxes to
> select/deselect each OS, if space allows.

Not quite sure if radio buttons would seem very intuitive here (and
probably would need more space) :)


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