[Bf-committers] GUI menu locked in window

trip bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:57:58 -0400

It would just be an optional feature. Nothing that you would have to 

On Apr 24, 2004, at 7:02 AM, Alexander Ewering wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, trip wrote:
>> Simple idea. What is it that locks a menu group in a window? The N key
>> transform menu seem to be a different menu style than the toolbar
>> menus. But an IPO window has the same window type as the N key to. But
>> you can not move the menu to the 3d view.
>> So, the idea is:
>> Make all menus into the close-able kind then remove the window lock.
>> Problem: closing a window would make the window go away. Answer: it
>> would just snap back to the home of where it normally lives.
>> Use: This would give the power to make custom windows with all of the
>> menus that you need.
>> 	It would give the power of having only the 3d view open with all of
>> the menu's that you want. And it would make the interface more up to
>> date looking with it's transparency.
> That power is exactly what I hate about pretty much any interface apart
> from Blender (2.2)'s. In applications other than Blender, I (and 
> probably
> most others, though they don't notice) spend most of my time resizing,
> moving and focussing windows.
> And some words about the "up-to-date-looking"-story: I installed KDE 
> 3.2.2
> recently, and the first things I did were:
>  1) Disable AA fonts
>  2) Disable panel transparency
>  3) Disable menu transparency
>  4) Disable gradients in the menu backgrounds
> I want a usable, efficient working environment where I spend the least
> time possible with pattern recognition due to cluttered interface
> looks. I noticed most people
> don't want this anymore (or at least they are convinced by clever
> marketing departments), but I think the transition to the 2.3x 
> interface
> already made it ermmm, "up to date" enough for my taste ;)
> Just ignore me
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