[Bf-funboard] modal drag modifier-key-discovery

Matjaz Lamut matjaz.lamut at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 12:56:08 CEST 2013

@Jeske, out of the two options you show I prefer the 1. one, because
showing them near the cursor would get in the way. This reminds me of a
past discussion on this mailing list, on how to show auto-key recording is
enabled. In the end, the indicator is now shown in the top-right corner of
the 3d view. To summarize, it needs to be out of the way of the main

@Harley Acheson, I agree with the sentence comment. The options looks like
a single long string and lack consistency. However I don't think the
proposed solution would work that well. My use case when using modal  tools
is also to check whether an option is ON / OFF. Only some of them can be
seen from the 3d view. For Z to cut through I can't tell whether it's
enabled simply by looking at the model.

The separators help keep things organized, no dilemmas here. For ON / OFF,
perhaps the text could change its colour depending on its state. Another
idea is to keep the regular text

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Karl Kühberger
<karl.kuehberger at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'd prefer No. 2, because it pop's up where
> the user's attention is focused at.
> 2013/7/10 David Jeske <davidj at gmail.com>
> > I'm trying to come up with a way for the user to discover modifier-keys
> > which affect the current modal-drag. Currently they are very hard to find
> > or learn. (often someone tells you about them, or you read/watch
> something
> > about that particular area).
> >
> > The obvious answer is obvious... "show them somewhere during the drag!"
> >
> > The question is -- where to show them?
> >
> > Here are a couple options I'm toying with.. neither totally great, but
> they
> > do achieve the goal. Thoughts? Better ideas?
> >
> > 1) Right side of header-row
> >
> > http://www.pasteall.org/pic/55231
> >
> > 2) In a new floating panel near the cursor (user-toggleable)
> >
> > http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=55229
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