[Bf-funboard] floating windows don't stay on top!

Karl Kühberger karl.kuehberger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 16:34:26 CEST 2013

I agree partly. The other side of this truth is, that it is NOT
always better to make the whole stuff visible. Sometimes it is
better to hide less important things. The user can get tired of
looking for the few buttons which he is actually using for a certain
task. Especially the old (until 2.49) concept was the opposite.
>From 2.50 on it became a little better.

I am sure, Blender could be more context-sensitive and object-orientated.
E. g. to provide information or adjustment possibilites using right-click
double-click on objects, property-icons and so on.

What do you think about having some clear icons on the border which
automatically slide in on mouse-over and provide the associated properties
at a glance?
Advantages: No shortcuts and mouse-clicks necessary, easy to detect,
intuitive, fast, clear, attractive.
Disadvantages: don't know

2013/9/27 GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com>

> Hi,
> karl.kuehberger at gmail.com (2013-09-26 at 0839.48 +0200):
> > For me the non-overlapping paradigm seems to be a non-overlapping
> > dogma as the right-click-selection is a dogma.
> They have become dogmas, but just because it seems nobody remembers
> the reason behind them. They were not blind decissions. Maybe against
> the majority, but not lacking a serious purpose.
> Ton mentioned it was "exercise the fingers more evenly" what gave
> "right click for some selections", instead of overloading one
> finger. Same thing about using both hands, spread the physical load
> across the body. And he even mentioned swapping* the mouse himself
> every now and then.
> The non overlapping concept derives from having things visible and not
> having to move things around, wasting time cleaning up the interface
> instead of investing in real work. Sadly, as demostrated by complains,
> now people waste time navigating vertical bars.
> Also the original toolbox (before version 2) was a compact rectangle,
> or things appeared under the pointer, to reduce mouse travel not to
> become just annoying popups or be different for the fun of it.
> *: a bit hardcore, as not everyone can reach such levels of
> ambidextrous skill, but anybody that plays sports like tennis knows
> you have to keep a compesated training.
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