Redesign the UI and UX

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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby usbhub » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:50 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:06 pm
usbhub wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:01 pm
I use TabBar already, but I have to move the bar every start of FreeCAD, because FreeCAD doesn't save the position of the bar correctly. Secondly I think, a standard integration would make sence (the dropdown is very large and confusing).
Is there an issue open for this ?
Edit: Maybe open one at https://github.com/triplus/TabBar/ ?
It is not an issue of TabBar, it's an issue of FreeCAD in general. The problem occurs with all toolbars. But I don't know, how to reproduce it, it doesn't appears everytime.
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby Zolko » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:10 pm

usbhub wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Just so I'm sure I got it right: Do you want to change to default layout (moving toolbars, etc.) ?
what I have been looking for is to be able to customize the layout of existing functions, both in the toolbars (this mostly exists) but also the menus, contextual-menus, panels ... and that such a customisation could be saved in a file, and be portable from one workstation to another. My workflow seems to be very different from that of the main FreeCAD developers.
try the Assembly4 workbench for FreCAD v0.19
install with Tools > Addon Manager > Assembly4 — tutorials here and here
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby usbhub » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:57 pm

@rahamanshaber
You have to know, that is not sure, that your changes will be merged! It may well be that your changes won't merged and you work was for nothing (ok, not for nothing, but not the new standard layout).
But first name a few ideas you want to change, so we can give you our opinion.

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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby rahmanshaber » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 pm

usbhub wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:57 pm
@rahamanshaber
You have to know, that is not sure, that your changes will be merged! It may well be that your changes won't merged and you work was for nothing (ok, not for nothing, but not the new standard layout).
But first name a few ideas you want to change, so we can give you our opinion.

usbhub
I know that, that's why i asked.

I just want the disabled button to hide auto. Also the tasks tab when it is not in use and it should appear in a separate widget in right side.
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby adrianinsaval » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 am

rahmanshaber wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Also the tasks tab when it is not in use and it should appear in a separate widget in right side.
+1 to this, but hiding disabled buttons seems counterproductive to me
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby usbhub » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:02 pm

adrianinsaval wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 am
rahmanshaber wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Also the tasks tab when it is not in use and it should appear in a separate widget in right side.
+1 to this, but hiding disabled buttons seems counterproductive to me
+1 (especially the counterproductive hidden buttons)
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby rahmanshaber » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:43 pm

usbhub wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:02 pm
adrianinsaval wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 am
rahmanshaber wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Also the tasks tab when it is not in use and it should appear in a separate widget in right side.
+1 to this, but hiding disabled buttons seems counterproductive to me
+1 (especially the counterproductive hidden buttons)
I just want to ask when you what much time it took you to learn the freeCAD?
I don't see any apps disable the feature instead of hiding. I think it is not a good ux.
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby rahmanshaber » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:41 pm

How about a settingto hide disabled tools
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby adrianinsaval » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:48 am

rahmanshaber wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:43 pm
I don't see any apps disable the feature instead of hiding. I think it is not a good ux.
Most app I know don't hide, actually. How else would you know you can do something?
rahmanshaber wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:41 pm
How about a settingto hide disabled tools
This is more reasonable
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Re: Redesign the UI and UX

Postby rahmanshaber » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 am

adrianinsaval wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:48 am
rahmanshaber wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:43 pm
I don't see any apps disable the feature instead of hiding. I think it is not a good ux.
Most app I know don't hide, actually. How else would you know you can do something?
rahmanshaber wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:41 pm
How about a settingto hide disabled tools
This is more reasonable
I think you did not get my point after all.

For now hiding option will be better. So how you guys will implement it.