[VOTE] Tool Palette dissapear randomly Report #8500
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Dec 18 17:08:27 EST 2009
> What is really gained by hiding the tools palette when the script editor
> comes up - and it seems to me to be not only a matter of preferences,
> but a real bug, that the tools palette does not reappear when closing
> the editor via the close icon?
> Both presently existing defaults are cases where the workflow is
> needlessly interrupted, and could be taken as examples for needlessly
> increasing the complexity of the Rev IDE.
One man's lost productivity is another man's productivity gained. :)
My custom script editor hides palettes when it opens a script because
those palettes aren't used in scripting and just obscure the scripting
window I'm now in.
It never occurred to me to add a preference to that (though with only
about half a dozen users right now it doesn't get much feedback <g>).
I agree that things are best made into prefs when possible, but in this
case there are two very different modes at play: most of Rev's tool
palettes are used in layout tasks, but when scripting you're in a
different space, both physically in terms of the windows and mentally in
terms of what you're doing.
So in my own editor I have all sorts of things useful for scripting, and
everything for layout goes away.
But of course once the script editor is closed or minimized, all those
layout tools need to come back reliably.
I just briefly tested Rev 4 and when I closed the script editor from the
close box it brought back the tool palettes. I may have missed a step
to reproduce that, and of course if you can post a reproducible recipe
to the RQCC it should be fixed ASAP (it probably won't take long to do).
But as for the preference, given the very different modes of scripting
and layout I don't see a problem with having the default be to hide
anything that might get in the way of scripting once the script editor
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