[Qgis-developer] User profiles
bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
Mon Mar 17 18:20:12 PDT 2014
Am 17.03.2014, 10:34 Uhr, schrieb Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
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> My idea is the following:
> * I start an editing job > I select the Editing user profile > All the
> useless icons
> and bars disappear, the editing toolbars go on the side, where I find
> them more useful
> * I then go out in the filed, I select the Field profile, and again I
> only have what
> I need, etc.
> All the best.
took me a while till I figured out what you mean. I was a bit puzzled by
the wording of user profile.
I think this would be a great UX-enhancement, especially for novices, to
have something, I would call it presets or contexts, to filter the tool
bars and other stuff. Beginners (and not only) are often overwhelmed by
the sheer amount of buttons and sidebars etc. So choosing a preset for
your present focus which eliminates all unnecessary stuff will definitely
decrease power-draying searches for the right tool and lower the learning
Actually, the MS Office Ribbons are kind of such presets for different
Doing this with hundreds of plugins ( and another trizillion of plugins to
come) for a lot more work environments sounds challenging ...
So you would need to have predefine context tags for plugins and their
tool bars, create some best-practice presets, but still offer enough
flexibility to customize that. Maybe by proposing additional plugins for a
preset, that have the according tag?
That would be somehow revolutionary ...
Over and out
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