pablogil wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:12 pm
In case you are reading this and you don't know what "persistent toolbar" is: it's another addon from @triplus that fixes some internal FreeCAD problem with toolbar persistencies, so, if you haven't installed it you need to do it
A few suggestions for the add-on manager dialog (apologies for getting a bit off-track):
1. Maybe make the menu item ghosted when you're in sketcher so the user knows it's there, just not available? It's almost trivial, but I spent three minutes looking for the darned thing before I realized I probably had to exit sketcher. Of course, I admit I'm not exactly the smartest cookie around...
2. Make the dialog's initial size a lot larger. By default, it's really too small to be useful, at least on my machine. I'd recommend setting it to be 2/3rd's or 3/4th's the height of the screen...?
3. Maybe find a way to provide a little extra user feedback when the toolbar is installed? I realize it's a bit tricky to do from a Python interface, but even some text output in the report view indicating the download was completed / successfully installed would help. A refresh of the list view that shows the add-on checked (maybe even a green check) would be a nice visual clue.
4. A final tohught on UI layouts in general: We have enough addons to create alternative UI's, and it's not terribly hard to do... but it's not intuitive, either. Why not define some good, useful alternate UI layouts that others already use (like one where the selector toolbar is default) and make it easy to switch among them? Blender does this with a drop down:
Maybe I've forgotten something or missed something, though...
EDIT: I have no idea why the first image is displayed twice. I couldn't change it.