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What is this gui style called?

I know there is a name for it, but I cant remember it!
Left hand pane (narrow) has icons that represent different tasks. Right hand pane displays the gui for each task. The effect is much like a tabbed interface. Apple does it, MS does it.

It has a name.

Eric Debois
Monday, April 19, 2004

I think you're thinking of an "inductive GUI", like this, perhaps: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/longhorn_task-based_ui.asp

Greg Hurlman
Monday, April 19, 2004

Confusing?

Stephen Jones
Monday, April 19, 2004

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sgf
Monday, April 19, 2004

Yes, thats it!

Nah..
Actually, Joel talks about it the UI book.. 6th chapter, and calles it a tabbed dialogue.. but there is another name for it. I dont use XP but I rember seeing it on some of the system settings HTAs in XP.

Eric Debois
Monday, April 19, 2004

It's not what Greg is referring to. Zone Alarm has something similar, though it doesn't use icons in the left pane. In fact Explorer is actually using the same thing, though with a tree view.

Stephen Jones
Monday, April 19, 2004

you mean like add-remove programs on windows XP (and maybe before)?
it is a sort of tabbed dialog, the tabs are just on the left.

mb
Monday, April 19, 2004

spatial?

michael sica (michaelsica.com)
Monday, April 19, 2004

Sounds like a toolbar

Anony Coward
Monday, April 19, 2004

Are you thinking of Multi-SDI?

Nick
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

What about "MultiplePageDialog ICON_STYLE" or "Standard Wizard With Steps"? I'm browsing http://www.jidesoft.com/products/dialog.htm

- Roland
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Apple calls it Master-Detail.  If you've used iTunes, the thin Playlist strip is the Master and the larger area is the Detail.

J. Volk
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Oh, seems like there are lots of names for it, but Volks was the one I was looking for. Its weird because almost all gui elements have established names. (Toolbar, toolplatte, statusbar etc.)

I think I shall refer to it as a master-pane from now on.
Or maybe Confuserbar?

All in favor of Confuserbar pane say aye!

Eric Debois
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Aye!

J. Volk
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

I definitely vote against Master-Detail.  Makes me think of master-detail Access forms.

I like "multi-view application with icon-based navigation".  It's a bit wordy, but at least it describes the model.

anon
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

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