[scribus] Organizing the workspace display

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Tue Jan 4 11:13:56 CET 2011

On 16/12/2010 16:48, Marie-Noëlle Augendre wrote:
> 2010/12/16 a.l.e<ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>

>>> I fully agree.
>>> I understand Scribus is a very powerful piece of software, but as a newbie
>>> I'm often very frustrated when I don't understand why it wouldn't do
>>> something, or this or that function is greyed or undisplayed.
>>> Most often, it's just a case of setting the right way some parameter or
>>> other. It would be very helpful if it could display more tooltips or
>>> error/advice messages.
>> somehow, yes you're right. on the other side, it's very annoying to have a
>> program which keeps on shouting out alerts.
> If it "speaks" only when something doesn't work, only those who don't know
> how to do things will see it.
> And hopefully, they'll understand from the first (or maybe the second) time,
> so they don't see the same message too often.

In general I think that tool tips which appear after say 5 seconds of 
hovering are incredibly useful to new or occasional users, and no 
inconvenience to experienced users.

There could always be an option to vary the time and / or turn them off 
altogether ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,MIEMA,MEI
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