[Bf-committers] set "F6" pop-up-panel to pop-up automatically by User Preference's selection

Roger Wickes rogerwickes at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 17 23:02:11 CET 2010

just delete a file in Vista. go ahead. you will never want another popup.
I am so sick of confirmation popups "If you change the extension of a file,
it might not open, or not open properly using installed applications. Are you
sure you want to do what you just did, you stupid human idiot scum who acts randomly and without thought?"

Add to your list: badly worded confirmations "Do you only want to view
the content that was delivered securely?", badly labeled buttons, ("No, Yes") or
simply users in a rush click the wrong button. Or worse, one package had 
a blocking popup that was not modal, and promptly got hidden behind
the window it was blocking. ugh.

Thank you for allowing me to vent. I feel better now.

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From: GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com>
To: bf-committers at blender.org
Sent: Wed, March 17, 2010 3:28:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] set "F6" pop-up-panel to pop-up automatically by User Preference's selection

billrey at me.com (2010-03-17 at 1816.35 +0100):
> So, the concept we talked about back then was to make sure the user
> is always presented with these controls, even if the toolbar is
> hidden, but keep the non-blocking aspect. One way to do this would
> be to open a floating panel, much like 2.49, which would
> automatically appear whenever the user enables a new tool, but only
> if the toolbar is closed. That way the user always has access to
> these vital controls while always optimizing to screen space.
> Here's a mockup to illustrate: http://www.reynish.com/files/blender25/tweak_operator.png

The only difference with popups is that they require big mouse move to
be reached (instead of appearing near/under cursor, fastest by Fitt's
law) and precise click for closing (instead of shake your mouse, like
a throw away gesture). And vs the toolbar, that it uses only part of
the side and appears and vanishes automatically.

I start to wonder if popups were not so bad after all, but I can be
sure I am not the only that never had issues with popups, but dislike
extra scrolling and clicking, otherwise this thread would had not


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