View Revisions: Issue #11017

Summary 0011017: Palettes: By default, show them docked instead of undocked
Revision 2016-03-02 22:16 by Kunda
Description This is an user experience topic: I noticed that when I enabled a palette for the first time, it is undocked, and the different palettes show up on different places of the screen. I think it is very good that you can dock and undock them now, but in my opinion the default should be docked: This gives the user a much neater impression, and doesn't immediately require him to move the floating window to a sane position. Of course undocking still must be possible, and the tool must still remember that an user undocked a palette.

To add to the coolness you can also remember whether the user last docked on the left or right side (Edit: fixed in 0011544) and automatically dock on that side instead of the default (which I would make left).
Revision 2012-08-09 08:10 by Foske
Description This is an user experience topic: I noticed that when I enabled a palette for the first time, it is undocked, and the different palettes show up on different places of the screen. I think it is very good that you can dock and undock them now, but in my opinion the default should be docked: This gives the user a much neater impression, and doesn't immediately require him to move the floating window to a sane position. Of course undocking still must be possible, and the tool must still remember that an user undocked a palette.

To add to the coolness you can also remember whether the user last docked on the left or right side and automatically dock on that side instead of the default (which I would make left).