add new project... library dialog is confusing

I find the dialog for configuring libraries when creating a new project
to be very confusing.

It took me a while to figure out that the right pane is just a display
of libraries in the folder from the left pane. And the icons are so
sparsely documented ...

I think just beefing up the text at the top to explain things better and
giving more of a visual indication that the libraries on the right are
part of the folders on the left (like maybe using a tree view instead)
would go a long way towards making this dialog more useable.

Just wanted to give my feedback...



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Hello Arthur,

I find the dialog for configuring libraries when creating a new
project to be very confusing.

It took me a while to figure out that the right pane is just a display
of libraries in the folder from the left pane. And the icons are so
sparsely documented ...

I think just beefing up the text at the top to explain things better
and giving more of a visual indication that the libraries on the right
are part of the folders on the left (like maybe using a tree view
instead) would go a long way towards making this dialog more useable.

Just wanted to give my feedback...


I strongly argee. Every time I see this dialog (which is not that often)
I'm lost.
Let's start with something trivial: the button icons in the dialog. They
are not intuitive/descriptive at all.

Taras


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Taras Tielkes wrote:

Hello Arthur,

>> I find the dialog for configuring libraries when creating a new
>> project to be very confusing.
>>


I strongly argee. Every time I see this dialog (which is not that
often) I'm lost.
Let's start with something trivial: the button icons in the dialog. They
are not intuitive/descriptive at all.

Taras

My vote too. When I first used this dialog, I thought that I'm adding
jars/classes to module, not to the library.

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Yep, we've added titles and corrected single-jar library icons in the left panel

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"Arthur Blake" <no_reply@jetbrains.com> wrote in message news:fdbbgt$eng$1@is.intellij.net...
>I find the dialog for configuring libraries when creating a new project

to be very confusing.

>

It took me a while to figure out that the right pane is just a display
of libraries in the folder from the left pane. And the icons are so
sparsely documented ...

>

I think just beefing up the text at the top to explain things better and
giving more of a visual indication that the libraries on the right are
part of the folders on the left (like maybe using a tree view instead)
would go a long way towards making this dialog more useable.

>

Just wanted to give my feedback...

>



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