LDCad 1.5 Alpha 1 (win+linux)


Re: LDCad 1.5 Alpha Model Overview Thoughts
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Roland Melkert Wrote:Tabbed views is something that has been asked before and my main concern about them is limited space. Take a couple of long file names and you could have only a handful of tabs before you need to scroll or use multiline tabs etc.
This shouldn't be a problem:
While there is still sufficient screen real estate, tabs have the full filename and are as wide as needed. As soon as there is insufficient space, the tab widths start contracting, dropping out characters from the middle of the filename (replace with ... so that the abbreviation is apparent). I reckon you could go down to first 3 characters, last 3 characters and extension and still maintain uniqueness in most cases. You could even get clever and choose which characters to drop based on maintaining uniqueness. Have the full name available in the status bar, and everything's sweet. Of course, you'd still need to deal with multiline/scrolling tabs eventually.

Owen.
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Re: LDCad 1.5 Alpha Model Overview Thoughts - by Owen Dive - 2015-08-09, 8:36

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