[LibX] Design flexibility and LibX
TKnight at osgoode.yorku.ca
Thu May 1 07:13:39 PDT 2008
I tend to just toggle it on and off with the F9 button. And/or use the
right-click context menu.
F. Tim Knight, Head of Technical Services
York University Law Library
Osgoode Hall Law School
tknight at osgoode.yorku.ca
(416) 650-8403 Fax: (416) 736-5298
libx-bounces at mozdev.org wrote on 05/01/2008 09:49:40 AM:
> Hi, I've been watching the LibX project for a while (even summarized it
> in an internal report on emerging technologies) and very much admire all
> the work that has gone into it.
> When I compare LibX to commercial toolbars, it provides some amazing
> functionality. But every time I've installed it (and I just reinstalled
> it with a local library's options), I have concerns about its aesthetics
> and how these could hinder adoption.
> I have two other toolbars in Firefox -- Google and WorldCat -- and they
> both "know their place," so to speak. But LibX takes up an entire
> separator, is the same width as my browser search bar, and overall takes
> up a disproportionate amount of space for what it does. Its
> functionality is great, but the library is *part* of our users'
> experience... not the main event. Toolbars are optional...people have to
> want to install them. Anything that interferes with that desire works
> against our aims.
> * Is it possible to modify the search bar for LibX so it is more, shall
> we say, petite--about the same width as other popular toolbars?
> * Do others in the LibX community see configuring the width of LibX as a
> priority deliverable?
> I had initially brought this up with the LibX people, but after
> monitoring this list a few months decided to raise the question more
> Again, terrific project that in function compares very favorably with
> commercial toolbars.
> Karen G. Schneider
> Research and Development
> College Center for Library Automation
> kschneider at cclaflorida.org
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