Death of the Application Browser

Brahmanathaswami brahma at
Sun Nov 29 01:55:12 EST 2015

Ooops... i replied to an earlier post before reading all the latest 

Yeah... I use lcStackbrowser too..

Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> OK, I'm glad I deferred again from even testing 8+... without the AB I 
> would be lost.
> But, I really like the visual look-and-feel option of icons and 
> previews etc in the PB... that said, there are definitely scenarios 
> where you want really lean lists for stacks with many cards, many 
> controls... if a single card has 50 controls (not unusual) then the BP 
> becomes overly long and you lose the over view.
>  So now I find myself using both...But just because we *can* use 
> both... I think it is very "retro"  and actually a little irritating 
> to switch back and forth.
> So, I agree with Monte. Why don't we just work together to make the 
> Project Browser that much more "awesome" than even the current AP?
> Jacque: can you detail your requirements that make it a must for your 
> stacks to use the AP?
> Other than the icons and visuals forcing a super oversized tree that 
> becomes hard to navigate, what other things does the AB do that the PB 
> does not? You can get to the inspector and the script just as fast for 
> any object.
> BR
> Monte Goulding wrote:
>> What I don't really understand is why people aren't offering 
>> suggestions on how to improve the project browser so it will work for 
>> them. To my mind the simple solution would be to have multiple layout 
>> modes (tree, list, column) and the ability to detach chunks of the 
>> hierarchy into a separate window by double clicking or dragging. That 
>> would open up a world of possibilities for copying and moving objects 
>> around.
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