[Qgis-developer] New composer's title
larrys at dakotacarto.com
Sat Jan 25 15:40:34 PST 2014
So, to recap:
+1 to remove the annoying, interrupting new name dialog,
and +1 for moving its functionality to the top of the Composition Panel
A non-editable field displaying the name and a simple edit button next to
it that opens up the same rename dialog as is found in the Composer Manager
would be all that is needed. I suggest the continued use of the rename
dialog since it offers validation that the name is unique among existing
composers names, and allows for quickly building a name off of an existing
If this change (not really a feature) will be allowed for 2.2 release, I
can commit the work today.
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Larry Shaffer <larrys at dakotacarto.com>wrote:
> I specifically added that dialog, since so many times my composers
> resulted in unrecognizable names. I believe without it many users will
> suffer from this as well. However, I'm not necessarily keen on its
> implementation, but wish not to remove the functionality, just move it
> elsewhere. The new naming functionality (e.g. to quickly base a name off of
> an existing composer, etc.) is already part of Composer Manager, so nothing
> needs changed there.
> A better solution when creating a new composer, and gently nudging the
> user to set a name for it, might be to move the dialog's widget
> functionality to a 'Name' field at the top of the Composition panel.
> Then, when a user creates a new composer and the main window is shown, set
> keyboard focus to that field and set its background to a color to signify
> the user should consider entering a unique name (e.g. pale yellow). The
> background could be on a singleshot timer so that it fades out after a bit.
> This would only be when creating a new Composer; and, since the field
> could already have a generated name inputted, the user can just choose to
> ignore it. This also means that GUI scripts don't have to deal with the
> current interim dialog.
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:54 AM, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net>wrote:
>> +1 for removing it. Maybe an auto-generated name that does not clash
>> with existing composer names would be useful - which the user can later
>> on rename.
>> The user will have to set paper format anyway. In this step he can also
>> set the composer name.
>> Am 25.01.2014 09:04, schrieb kimaidou:
>> > Hi Martin
>> > +1 for removing it, as it is a step I usually skip too. But only if we
>> > provide a input field in the composer properties tab to allow to
>> > the name directly in the opened composer (above the paper size for
>> > example). This way I won't need to open the composer manager only to
>> > it afterwards.
>> > Michael
>> > 2014/1/25 Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com>
>> >> Hi
>> >> Is there any good reason for the small pop-up dialog asking for
>> >> composer name when user wants to create a new composer? There is the
>> >> composer manager where the composer can be renamed at any time, so to
>> >> me it looks like an unnecessary step and I would be happy to remove it
>> >> :-)
>> >> Regards
>> >> Martin
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