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build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:48 am
by mike
Hi, folks,

Next update on this version cycle:
http://magnumbytes.com/downloads/previe ... (2042).zip

What's new:
  • Many crashes were fixed.
  • Lots of optimization and tweaks were made, NC should be much more responsive now.
  • Dark mode coloring was improved.
  • Drag&drop must work better now. http://magnumbytes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=208
  • Fixed invalid processing of "%r" placeholder when calling external tool. http://magnumbytes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=212
  • Added support for .xz archives.
  • Proper copying of layout and sort settings when adding the tabs/windows.
  • Made QuickSearch->"Show only matching items" selected by default. Also refreshed a QuickSearch preferences tab.
Overall, there was a huge amount of polishing, this build must be much more comfortable to work with.
If nothing urgent comes up, I'm hoping that next build will be v1.2.0 RC.

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:08 am
by moonrak
HI,
This new version does not seem to remember the window size.
Whenever I open it I have to resize it.
moonrak

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:11 am
by warpkanal
Thanks for fixing the %r thing!
Just a small UI glitch/annoyance with the theme editor:
when I e.g. want to change the active tab color I can open the theme editor and the color dialog and still see the active tab color: fine
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However as soon as I slide the color picker, the tab looses it's highlight and so it's hard to guess how it will look like in the end:
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It keeps this lost tab highlighting even when the theme editor is closed, and only reappears when I hover over the tab with the mouse.

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:00 am
by mike
moonrak wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:08 am
This new version does not seem to remember the window size.
Whenever I open it I have to resize it.
Hi moonrak,
Window position and size were saved upon window closing, looks like it wasn't that convenient..
I've re-done initial window placement, now the latest focused window's frame is being copied and cascaded.
Hoping this approach would be better, please try this build:
http://magnumbytes.com/downloads/previe ... (2047).zip

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:11 am
by mike
warpkanal wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:11 am
Just a small UI glitch/annoyance with the theme editor:
when I e.g. want to change the active tab color I can open the theme editor and the color dialog and still see the active tab color: fine
However as soon as I slide the color picker, the tab looses it's highlight and so it's hard to guess how it will look like in the end:
It keeps this lost tab highlighting even when the theme editor is closed, and only reappears when I hover over the tab with the mouse.
Oh, first of all, the fact itself, that tab bar can't recognize losing of focus, is looking like a glitch :)
I'll look at this one.
Speaking generally, I believe it's impossible to keep all UI states visible at same time to let their "live" tuning in Themes tab, this will simply bring a bunch of contradictions.

BTW, very interesting to look at your dark theme variation ;)

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:45 pm
by moonrak
mike wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:00 am
moonrak wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:08 am
This new version does not seem to remember the window size.
Whenever I open it I have to resize it.
Hi moonrak,
Window position and size were saved upon window closing, looks like it wasn't that convenient..
I've re-done initial window placement, now the latest focused window's frame is being copied and cascaded.
Hoping this approach would be better, please try this build:
http://magnumbytes.com/downloads/previe ... (2047).zip
Hi,
Now it is working.
It did not work the first time I opened, resized, closed and reopened.
Second time I went to preferences, did nothing, and closed preferences. Closed NC, reopened NC. Window size and position had been "remembered".
moonrak

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:38 am
by warpkanal
Very strange, build 2047 doesn't remember the window size for me.
I start NC, resize and reposition the window, quit with cmd+q, start NC again and it's always a small window in the middle of the screen independently of how I shaped it before.
Opening and closing preferences doesn't change anything for me.

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:51 pm
by d0ublezer0
mike wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:48 am
[*] Made QuickSearch->"Show only matching items" selected by default. Also refreshed a QuickSearch preferences tab.
This is a very cool thing! I did not know this before, or did not pay attention to it. Awesome!

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:01 pm
by don
warpkanal wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:38 am
Very strange, build 2047 doesn't remember the window size for me.
I start NC, resize and reposition the window, quit with cmd+q, start NC again and it's always a small window in the middle of the screen independently of how I shaped it before.
Same experience observed.

Re: build 2042 - new UI, part VI

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:02 pm
by don
d0ublezer0 wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:51 pm
mike wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:48 am
[*] Made QuickSearch->"Show only matching items" selected by default. Also refreshed a QuickSearch preferences tab.
This is a very cool thing! I did not know this before, or did not pay attention to it. Awesome!
Yeah - that was actually a big breakthrough. The other day I have stumbled upon that and thought that it was me being ignorant not using it before.
Great UX design - love it. Thank you.