Dictionary in LC8

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Dictionary in LC8

Post by rumplestiltskin » Fri May 27, 2016 2:01 am

I truly respect and admire the LC developers but did they let Jony Ive design the new Dictionary? It's just awful in a spectacularly horrid UI manner.

Example: I search for "location" or "loc" and don't see the property mentioned in the list -until- I click the "property" filter. Shouldn't it show up until I select a filter that doesn't apply? I see "locklocation" appearing both before and after clicking the "property" filter so maybe this is just a bug? (This is the first time I've actually used the v8 dictionary so I'm either unlucky or bugs just like me.)

Frankly, it was much easier to find things in the old v7 dictionary; and, by the way, the new format is a waste of screen real estate. On my 2560x1440 screen, there's enough room to see things but, on a 1440x900 (MacBook Air), for example, the wasted white space only permits a small amount of useful information to be seen. (Another good reason to force the LC dev's to use small screens, I guess.)

Otherwise, I'm seeing pretty stable builds on both my Mac and my PC. I haven't done any mobile stuff yet.

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Re: Dictionary in LC8

Post by MaxV » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:02 pm

I totally agree, the old dictionary was 1000 times better.
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