Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

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the_document
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Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby the_document » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 am

I use XFCE and it has an option for its panel buttons to be
  • icon only
  • text besides icon
  • text under icon
  • text only
even Solidworks has its icons with text either under or besides the icons, I find it ridicules how freecad, a software that is rather professional, has a learning curve for new users and does not even have text next to or under their icons as do the professional CAD softwares do. Its my serious recommendation that freecad change its workbench buttons similar to what XFCE has. What implementing my suggestion would do is simply make freecad more usable for new users and experienced users alike since there are many workbenches and the icons are plenty, it only makes sence to incorporate what XFCE has for its panel buttons. This way freecad can also be more customisable and also finding the tools in the workbench would be much quicker than it currently is.
triplus
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby triplus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:54 am

the_document wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 am
I use XFCE and it has an option for its panel buttons to be ...
  • icon only
  • text besides icon
  • text under icon
  • text only
Note that command panel will support such modes in the future:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=23207

P.S. This specific functionality was already developed but i need to do some QA first before releasing it.
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby the_document » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:39 am

triplus wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:54 am
the_document wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 am
I use XFCE and it has an option for its panel buttons to be ...
  • icon only
  • text besides icon
  • text under icon
  • text only
Note that command panel will support such modes in the future:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=23207

P.S. This specific functionality was already developed but i need to do some QA first before releasing it.
Does that mean we can have text only buttons also? Those are actually pretty neat to have if you have ever used an app with them.
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby triplus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:08 pm

the_document wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:39 am
Does that mean we can have text only buttons also? Those are actually pretty neat to have if you have ever used an app with them.
Yes.
triplus
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby triplus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 pm

IconAndText.png
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I haven't decided yet about all the details. You should be able to produce similar result as seen on the image above.

P.S. Release of this specific functionality will likely happen in the next two weeks.
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby the_document » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am

triplus wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 pm
IconAndText.png

I haven't decided yet about all the details. You should be able to produce similar result as seen on the image above.

P.S. Release of this specific functionality will likely happen in the next two weeks.
It looks great, is that project an unofficial workbench or part of mainline software? Also, I meant text ONLY - this means no icons.
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby triplus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:11 pm

the_document wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am
It looks great, is that project an unofficial workbench or part of mainline software? Also, I meant text ONLY - this means no icons.
Currently the command panel module development is ongoing here:

https://github.com/triplus/CommandPanel

And you can read about updates here:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=23207
Also, I meant text ONLY - this means no icons.
Rest assured you will be able to use text only mode. ;)
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Re: Feature Request Icon and Text Placement

Postby triplus » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:58 pm

the_document wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am
Also, I meant text ONLY - this means no icons.
Text only mode should now be available in command panel:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p211290