[scribus] Overcrowded icon bars.

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Aug 7 14:15:00 UTC 2011

On Aug 7, 2011, at 3:04 AM, a.l.e wrote:

> hi mike,
>>> The icon bar on the main window is overcrowded. And the icon bar in
>>> the Story Editor is seriously overcrowded. It would be nice if each
>>> could be expanded to two button bars. Then all the needed icons and
>>> text windows could be displayed. The alternative, stretching the
>>> existing window so that more icons appear, gets impracticable as
>>> the number of hidden icons increases. A second or even a third icon
>>> bar would be a better alternative. 
>>> -- 
>>> John Culleton
>> Some programs have expandable buttons, where you click on them and a
>> group of related buttons drop down in a icon button menu list.  This
>> would consolidate buttons nicely.
> imo, hiding things is mostly a bad solution...
> personally, i'm for removing the buttons which are not really useful or put them in their own toolbar, which can be hidden by the people who don't use it (like the pdf toolbar, which is not used by most people and can be easily hidden).

A good example of how you simply cannot please everybody with one solution.  That's probably why many programs today allow you to right-click on any toolbar and select a Customize menu option where you can configure the buttons on each toolbar however you like.  Personally, there are a lot of menu-only commands that I wish were in a toolbar to I could access them more-easily.  Similarly, there are several buttons that I never use at all.  The ability to customize the toolbars, even make your own user toolbars, would be a great asset to Scribus.

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