Make all on-top dialogs floating/dockable windows

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Make all on-top dialogs floating/dockable windows

Unread postby Tobias Escher » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:20 pm


After working with H+M for some time now, there's one usability feature I wish every day was there:
H+M has a number of dialog windows that need to be called up every few seconds. These include the variables, builds, styles, image options, etc..
All these dialogs are always on top, prevent usage of any other part of the software while open and close once a selection has been made.
I would love for these windows to become floating, dockable windows in a future version.

That would make adding variables or selecting styles so much easier. The user could simply drag variables or build conditions from these windows to the editor, while the windows remained open.

I hope one day this will be possible!


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Re: Make all on-top dialogs floating/dockable windows

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:29 am

Hi Tobias,

All the windows that can be dockable already are. When a dialog blocks all other input (known as a "modal" dialog) this is not done to annoy the user, but because it is really necessary. Allowing any other input before the action of the modal dialog is completed would cause problems or would require a major change in the underlying functioning of the program. That is why it is modal. 8)
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