[GRASS-dev] Re: wxNviz toolbar
kratochanna at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 11:20:55 EDT 2011
2011/8/19 Michael Barton <Michael.Barton at asu.edu>:
> I agree about the duplication. We don't really need the page switch buttons.
> The 3D mode view tools do not work AFAICT. They may be a placeholder for future plans. But if so, they should be deactivated until they are functional to avoid user confusion IMHO.
If you mean the zoom tools they are disabled in 3D mode. By
deactivating you mean to hide them completely? If so, I wouldn't do
that, disabling is better (not so confusing) in my opinion.
> The generate NVIZ command could be useful, as is help.
> I'm not sure that the quit button does anything different from switching back to 2D mode. If not, it too could be removed.
It does the same and I'm not against removing it. It has only one
advantage - one mouse click instead of two when switching to 2D by
> If the help on the layer manager could be made sensitive to context so that it went to 3D help when the 3D view page is active, we're down to one.
I don't think it should be context sensitive. If user would like to
change GUI settings he would need to quit 3D view (if active) first
which doesn't make sense.
I suggest to change the toolbar like this: remove tools for switching
pages, remove quit, the rest would be moved to layer manager (to
second row of toolbars) and the icons for settings and help could be
changed a little bit to differ from the GUI settings and help.
Please tell me if you agree.
Thanks in advance
> C. Michael Barton
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> On Aug 19, 2011, at 7:26 AM, Anna Kratochvílová wrote:
>> I would like to ask you what do you think about the wxNviz toolbar and
>> its placement. Toolbar consists of two parts - one part controls
>> current page (like surface data) in Layer Manager's 3D view tab. The
>> other part consists of tool for generating nviz_cmd command, settings
>> and quit 3D view.
>> Toolbar is now located in Map Display window. The main advantage is
>> that there is plenty of space for it. Problem is that it is actually
>> not related to Map Display, it mainly controls Layer Manager window.
>> So one option is to move this toolbar to Layer Manager window although
>> I think it's not the best solution. As you can see from the attached
>> screenshot, there would be too many toolbars. And the tools for
>> switching pages are quite pointless here I think. So this leads me to
>> the question: are these tools useful and if so than where should they
>> be located? Another option could be splitting the toolbar in those two
>> parts I mentioned above and one part can be located in Map Display and
>> the other in Layer Manager.
>> I would be glad if you tell me what do you think about this problem,
>> if I should change the toolbar somehow.
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