Sequence Window -- resizable / dockable


#1

Two fairly minor UI enhancements I’d like to see (minor in terms of impact/usability, I’m sure implementing is difficult):

  • Dockable sequencer window. That way, I can keep everything on one screen, albeit with a smaller image window. I know I can close the sequencer window (and I do this often).

  • Resizable sequencer window. Specifically the target list, when going after many targets, can be a bit small to navigate. Also, for events within the target: if adding more than 5 events (say, 6 or 7) I’d probably just prefer a larger (taller) sequencer window than scrolling, or potentially shorter if only 2 or 3 events.


#2

Have you tried the Sequence Docking Module (View => Docking Modules => Sequence)?

+1 for this. I use 6 events for LRGB (LRLGLB) and often wish I could see all 6. (Though if we had the ability to rotate through event proportionally, I’d only need 4 events.)

Andy


#3

Ah yes, I have! It is a valuable “mini-view” but for some reason I keep opening the sequencer. Maybe I need to retrain myself, as I realize much of the data in the sequencer generally doesn’t need to be viewable, like connected equipment, file/folder paths, etc.!


#4

I’m not quite sure what this would look like. Some really tall module?

This is probably easier to do… of course, we would constrain horizontal sizing.


#5

Wait, you can’t read my mind? :slight_smile: In my head I was thinking I’m often switching between the image window and sequence window. My thought was to make the image window resizable within the “desk space” but also put the sequencer there so they sit side by side or above/below, so not much of a layout change but just everything dockable.

OK I admit that doesn’t look that great, but it might with a little rearranging: this is 15 minutes of Paint.net hacking so excuse the crudity:

Sequencer widened and shortened. The target data group box collapsed into a button, but putting it under Target Settings I think is better. The equipment list simplified to show what’s connected / needed to be connected.

Meh, I’m not sure, maybe too busy.


#6

@Bhwolf I like the bottom one a lot. I too spend a lot of time opening/closing the sequence dialog. The widened/shortened version provides direct access to the most operational items, and suppresses the ones you are not going to change after the sequence starts. Docking it would mostly eliminate my need to be closing/opening it repetitively.


#7

I like the bottom layout too.


#8

I’m not exactly sure what this will be, but I am adding it 2.5.X for consideration. When we get closer to implementation we will post some ideas for feedback. The idea is to move toward efficiency, but also toward simplicity. If efficiency comes at the cost of confusion (for all but our power users), we probably won’t do it.


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