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• Trying to lighten the Pierre
's tasks for the future languages text-files,
and to improve already the features of the programme,
I propose a Manager dialogue-box which could ease the customization of the settings :
- Indeed, only for the extra-buttons of the tool bar now.
- However, it might be much handier than the current drop-down list¦s…
- On the model above, one can see that some descriptions are truncated, even almost missing.
- This is like they are displayed on that list, and I didn't patch them voluntarily to show the issue…
- Personally, I guess that the square brackets are useless with such a display…
- I drew also a few grid-lines, to get your opinions about this.
I'ld be rather in favour, because it's easier to spot all items for the row of a command.
• This box could be opened as a non-modal window -like we have now in Total Commander-
and is designed to satisfy the specific needs of XnView, naturally.
• As a first step, that box could be opened from a small
button set beside the Command caption
(there is room enough) in the tool-bar Options page.
- From this, the radio-button “Tool-bar” should be automatically already enabled, of course.
- Also, the appropriate “Mode” button gets the focus.
- Then, when the command is chosen, the “OK” button should add the command in the Options and close the box.
• For later, the box being invoked via a special command (in a menu or so…), the user could choose which mode s¦he wishes
as allowed commands to be displayed.
- Also, tick the “Menus” radio-button and get a menu-bar-like (greyed out on the image). Of course, each menu shown should be the one of the mode chosen with a Mode button.
- The list of the normal plus possible commands for each pop-up of the clicked “Menu” should be displayed in the first column.
• Currently, there is a huge ?
in the second column for the commands numbers.
- I could find them for the example, but unfortunately, some are changed along the versions,
and this is not desirable when using menus as text-files. The commands numbering must
be absolutely stable
- Since the menus in XnView are written using only a command-number, thus this number could be copied into the Clipboard
from a button, in order to use it elsewhere, i.e. while changing a menu in an editor.
• For the menus, this tool could be enhanced (edit¦change a menu directly), but it's soon too much to discuss this…
- What do you think ?