Bug #3498: Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited

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bejant
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Re: Bug #3498: Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited

Postby bejant » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:49 pm

Xunie wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:27 am
Visual Studio does it. see here.
LabVIEW does it. see here.
IB Trader Workstation ("TWS") does it. see here.
LibreOffice does it. see here.

Most of those are industry tools with more bells and whistles than FreeCAD. (None of them have this quirky behavior, btw.)
To me those examples look like the equivalent of Tools > Edit Parameters in FreeCAD but with more of those bells and whistles...
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Re: Bug #3498: Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited

Postby NormandC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:23 am

The question is: would it be possible to list all installed/enabled workbenches in the Preferences dialog, but only load them when you click on one in the sidebar? I guess it may require a code rewrite...

Besides, anybody else thinks that the icons are too big? It was fine years ago when there were no more than 3 or 4 workbenches, but now the list is rather long.
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Re: Bug #3498: Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited

Postby chrisb » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:33 am

NormandC wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:23 am
Besides, anybody else thinks that the icons are too big? It was fine years ago when there were no more than 3 or 4 workbenches, but now the list is rather long.
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Re: Bug #3498: Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited

Postby bejant » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:34 pm

NormandC wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:23 am
Besides, anybody else thinks that the icons are too big?
Yes. I don't need them to be so large in order for me to recognize them, so I'd like to be able to control their size (as we can do with the toolbar icons).