Months ago I had a heated exchange with someone influential in the G+ 3D printing community. He's an open source advocate and says what's preventing him from using FreeCAD is its "poor UI". I'm sure you've figured out why this exchange was "heated".
I still believe he was rather harsh on FreeCAD's usability, but some of the discussion has since percolated in my brain.
One of his gripes was that there is no visual clue as to which mouse navigation mode is active.
Hence this proposal: to add a mouse navigation indicator in the bottom program window bar, at the far right.
I'm thinking of something like this, with a small mouse icon:
(Yeah I know, my mouse icon is terrible. It's not easy making one this small...
Besides the mouse icon, the navigation style would be printed. Of course here, I didn't draw the rectangle wide enough for longer named styles like OpenInventor...
And clicking on the indicator label would bring the Navigation style menu to set the navigation style:
This menu would be accessible in any environment. Currently, the Navigation styles menu is unavailable in the Sketcher workbench.
So, what do you guys think? Would Qt allow this? Would it be hard to implement?