Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#9160 closed enhancement (invalid)

Change text alignment for OS list in boot menu

Reported by: rootbaron Owned by: Nobody
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/alpha4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Hark! Listen to these words, for they speak the ravings of a madman, cursed by his attention to miniscule details.

For years I have watched my system boot, from BeOS, and now to Haiku. All was well when I began, for I had only one choice. But now work requires Linux, and while my choice of distro has changed like the seasons, my true desire has not - and so Haiku carries on as my love and boot loader.

But now I realize that which I have never seen before - the text, the text! Look at the text! No, not above, nor below - there! In the center! You see it now, don't you? It's the listing of systems, the system for listing of systems, the alignment drives one across walls and stars. For it is not aligned to the center, but to the left - no, to the right! What drives its desires, if not some devilish play? All I wish is the text to be aligned like the rest - and stay that way.

I beseech you coders and marvelous men - do right upon this travesty, and align that text like the rest. Do not allow demons to cloud your head, for this horrible design choice makes me wish I was dead.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by John

Translation: "please center-align OS list in the boot manager"

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Alexander von Gluck

I thought it already was?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by axeld

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

It actually is centered. The only issue I know of with this is that 80 characters on screen don't really let you center nicely if one name is 4 characters long, and the other 5.

Anyway, unless there is a nicer suggestion, this one seems to be invalid.

rootbaron, if you think I misjudged, please attach a photo from your boot screen.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by rootbaron

Yeah, that can be an issue. But it does end up looking odd when that happens, so I think some kind of left or right alignment may look better. It could still be centered somewhat, but have the list be aligned to the left to at least make it look nicer.

Oh, and sorry about the prose. Don't drink and write.

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