Ticket #9263 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

GUI: Clone dialog in Windows lacking the "sheep" icon.

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows


Cloning picture / icon doesn't exist in Windows VBox 4.1.0 (it does exists in Linux VBox 4.1.0)

Please add a similar picture to the Windows version. Since we speak about Qt here, no reason to diverge that much.

(In addition, the Windows version of VBox Clone GUI lacks "back" button.)

-Technologov, 21.7.2011.


clone-vm-picture.png Download (62.8 KB) - added by Technologov 3 years ago.
Screenshot of Clone VM GUI Dialog in Linux Vbox 4.1.0

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

Screenshot of Clone VM GUI Dialog in Linux Vbox 4.1.0

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by poetzsch

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

That is like wizards look in Windows these days. We prefer platform correctness.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by poetzsch

Btw, on the newer Windows versions the back button for wizards is on the top-left.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

OK. But Please make "next" and "back" buttons near each other. It is very hard to use this GUI.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by poetzsch

Sorry, this are Windows standards which we are just respect.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

You don't have to follow latest Windows standards; You can follow previous Windows standards (XP standards) for all Windows platforms.

It will make the software much easier to use.

I just noticed that VBox on WinXP behaves like on Linux (back+next buttons at the bottom, plus icons for both new VM and clone VM).

The whole idea, is that software needs to be usable (which is more important that have standards-compliant, but not usable), and no reason to make Vista/7 version so different than WinXP/Linux version.


comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by poetzsch

Come on ... of course try we to follow the standards the operation system dictate. We have always done this and will do so in the future. If you don't like that design, either complain to MS or just don't use Win7 and stick with XP.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

About "back" button:

You can make them both at the top, like Windows Explorer for Vista does. It is (almost-)useful and much better than current design and it is 100% Windows-compatible.

About "sheep" icon:

Maybe you can make the "sheep" icon rendered in the background of the dialog ? (something like you do on the Mac) I hope it won't violate any standard.

...and yes, I'm considering degrading my Win7 x64 machine to WinXP x64. ("back" button at the top and "next" button at the bottom is a no-go for me.)


comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

-or- Could Oracle implement some (hidden?) option to revert the look-n-feel to XP style on all Windows platforms ?

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by Perryg

For the love of GOD man let it go!

You create so much noise posting the same topic all over the place it detracts from important things. Not to mention that it cost the DEVs important time to accomplish / fix what really matters.

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