REQ: Moving favorites box could add more usable space.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:15 am

What about moving the favourites and the history ListBox into the main Buttonbar of the browser?
IMO, there's space enough. :wink:

[edit] See image some posts below. [/edit]
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Post by marsh » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:38 am

Lesmo16 wrote:What about moving the favourites and the history ListBox into the main Buttonbar of the browser?
IMO, there's space enough. :wink:
That looks interesting. I use that arrangement in firefox.

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Post by ckit » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:53 am

Nope, I like XnView the way it is now.
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Post by Dreamer » Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:50 am

Nope, I like XnView the way it is now.
Me too, but...

I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...

..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?

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Post by xnview » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:04 pm

Dreamer wrote:
Nope, I like XnView the way it is now.
Me too, but...
I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...
..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?
Perhaps put the history list under toolbar will be a good solution???
Pierre.

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Post by ckit » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:08 pm

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Dreamer wrote:
Nope, I like XnView the way it is now.
Me too, but...
I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...
..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?
Perhaps put the history list under toolbar will be a good solution???
That would be good for Lesmo's layout but for my layout it would take away some space used by treelist and files area.

The only solution is to have everything dockable which is a major change.
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Post by Dreamer » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:12 pm

Yes, I agree with ckit.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:40 pm

ckit wrote:That would be good for Lesmo's layout but for my layout it would take away some space used by treelist and files area.
No, completely wrong!
The posted screenshot doesn't show my favourite layout. I use the filmstrip layout for 90%.

Perhaps I'm not as egoistic as you are? You argument in a way like "I like this" or "I don't like that".
What do you think would happen to xnView's progress, if Pierre acted like you?

I do care about other people's needs and preferences.
So I thought about a good solution for marsh's initial post.
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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:48 pm

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:
Nope, I like XnView the way it is now.
Me too, but...
I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...
..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?
Perhaps put the history list under toolbar will be a good solution???
That isn't as good as my suggestion, because it uses too much space (height) of the screen.


I hope my statement won't cause another post like the following:
ckit wrote:If ou want a bigger preview area, change resolution or get a bigger monitor.
That's rubbish, IMHO!
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Post by xnview » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:16 pm

Dreamer wrote:I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...
..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?
Yes, but currently not possible in XnView...
Pierre.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:41 am

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:I think, every toolbar might be lockable, movable and customizable...
..but not in 1.80 - Pierre?
Yes, but currently not possible in XnView...
Why is this moved to Postponed :?:

Pierre didn't say anything against the suggestions - except that "lockable, movable and customizable toobars" are currently not possible!

So please put it back to New/Open - thanks.
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Post by marsh » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:07 am

Lesmo16 wrote:What about moving the favourites and the history ListBox into the main Buttonbar of the browser?
IMO, there's space enough. :wink:
I don't think there is room for favorites/pathbox on toolbar because viewer can have alot more buttons than browser. In 800x600, try phoenicity (small) and turn on all the toolbar buttons. In view mode, the toolbar is then more than 100% full. So it looks like it needs to be near or on the small toolbar in some fashion (perhaps invoked by sticky arrow or keyboard shortcut).

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Post by Lesmo16 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:38 am

marsh wrote:
Lesmo16 wrote:What about moving the favourites and the history ListBox into the main Buttonbar of the browser?
IMO, there's space enough. :wink:
I don't there is room for favorites/pathbox on toolbar because viewer can have alot more buttons than browser. In 800x600, try phoenicity (small) and turn on all the toolbar buttons. In view mode, the toolbar is then more than 100% full. So it looks like it needs to be near or on the small toolbar in some fashion (perhaps invoked by sticky arrow or keyboard shortcut).
Hm, I don't understand that ... :?

Favourites and History ComboBox do only exist in the browser - not in the viewer!
The browser has only few buttons, so there will never be less space - even in lower resolutions.
If the Favourites/History won't fit into the space in the browser toolbar, than it won't fit in the actual place, too.

BTW:
Favourites/History are absolutely independend from the actual thumbnails and from the actual preview, too.
They simply belong to the browser, not to the thumbnails like it is today.

[edit]

I just want to go one step further.
The rest of the small icon group doesn't also belong to the thumbnails. These icons belong to the folder view.
So I've made a new picture to show, how it should be IMO.

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So this suggestion is quite logical. Additional it uses less space, which is positive for every layout.

BTW:
Clo wrote:In my opinion it's already a bug that you can make a toobar control unavailable simply by changing the window/panel size!
With this new general screen layout that "bug" would be fixed! :wink:
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Post by marsh » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:57 am

Lesmo16 wrote: Hm, I don't understand that ... :?

Favourites and History ComboBox do only exist in the browser - not in the viewer!
Yes, of course. I don't know what I was thinking! :)

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Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:48 pm

Pierre, I would like to read your opinion about my previous post in this thread. :wink:
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