Make log less prominent

Right now the log is a rather technical piece of UI. Mostly useful for seeing what’s going on and debugging. It also takes up a significant amount of screen space.

It would be better if the log was not visible by default.

bitbucket:Laurens Holst
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bitbucket:Laurens Holst 11 years ago · edit

Here are some possible approaches:

  • Keep the log where it is, but give it a collapsed state.
  • Move the log to its own dedicated window, and add a menu option to open it.
  • Give the log a dedicated panel and tree node.

If the log is no longer visible by default, it would be good to introduce a small indicator for communication activity. Perhaps something like network indicators, with red/green lights or arrows for incoming and outgoing traffic, and clicking on it opens the log.

Also the logging can be helpful when there is a connection problem. So it is probably wise to show the log on the “Unable to connect”-screen.

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