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  • #851

    rideh
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    1.6.1 – I use two monitors with one rotated to portrait. Resolutions: 1920×1080 + 1152×2048(portrait) using xinerama. Can you add the capability to dealing with unusual layouts? or instruct me on how to do it on my own? Thanks! Oh and great product none-the-less I’ve been using it for over a year now and its a huge time saver.

    #852

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hi Rideh,
    we’re working on a “custom tiling” where the user has more power decision over the dimension and positioning of the windows, we hope this will fulfill your needs.
    Regards.

    #853

    Chris_C
    Member

    Can you tell us what it doesn’t do and how you would envision it working in your situation? (bare in mind you need to be aware of impacting single monitor users)

    #854

    rideh
    Member

    Hmm appears I’ve overlooked the 2 check-boxes next to items that relate to which monitor the action will take place on. I don’t know why I’d not noticed that before. I am going to do some more testing, the functionality may already be there!

    #855

    rideh
    Member

    Regarding the custom layouts, it would be really great if you could supply templates for doing 1/3 2/3 type splits – Vertical & Horizontal would be best!

    #856

    Chris_C
    Member

    Thanks for your feedback, we have some ideas about implementing custom tiling but we want it too be as elegant as possible (it could easily end up cumbersome!) I’d welcome any ideas as to how you (or anyone else for that matter!) think it should be done.

    Not necessarily the technical aspect but how it should look and behave from an end users perspective.

    #857

    rideh
    Member

    Hm. From the current window that pops up now that allows you to select which screen + windows to sort. You get the icons across the top for the preset layouts.

    What if you simply allowed us to edit this toolbar and drop the layouts we use ourselves onto it?

    Or.. replace the toolbar buttons with:
    [2 windows] [3 windows] [4 windows]

    when you select one of those buttons the selection screen (w windows & checkboxes) is replaced with a grid layout of all the different ways of arranging [(2|3|4)windows]

    maybe it big and show highlight on mouseover – similar to the phone apps we have now. makes them big, easy and intuitive for new people.

    While we’re on the subject – the initial screen with 2 columns of check boxes and the window names is nice but I didn’t know what it ment by looking.

    Perhaps have a column list of available windows to tile, with buckets for which screen to tile them on? drag / drop?

    #858

    rideh
    Member

    the dropdown menu that appears when you right click on x-tile – is it possible to make it pop up a box to work withinstead of just a menu?

    Perhaps could put that functionality right there, just a quick set of questions that are very easy to select rapidly. Have the list narrow itself down on possible options given prior responses so to keep it uncluttered?

    What about gestures?

    #859

    giuspen
    Moderator

    about the dropmenu that appears when you right click, that’s just for fast tiling of all opened windows, if you want to have an accurate tiling you don’t have to right click but left click instead.
    i would leave that menu simple, maybe didn’t get your point…

    #860

    rideh
    Member

    I guess I’m referring to the associated menu that pops out upon right click. I’ve seen a handful of tools do this – Not using the standard UI handler that creates a menu but setup a format in a grid with easy to click boxes.. Kind of like how clicking on time/date opens the calendar handler in gnome.

    But make it a grid say 3×3 with 70px x 70px (easy to click) squares with the options instead of a menu. Selecting certain ones will “drill down” to differnt modes without having tons of popup menus.

    #861

    rideh
    Member

    I guess in short i’m not asking to change the quick menu, but perhaps just update its format a bit to allow more options without overloading the user.

    #862

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hi Rideh,
    I will try to reorganize the panel applet menu adopting submenus for the next release.
    Cheers,
    Giuseppe.

    #863

    luciform
    Member

    I wanted to write a feature request here, but soon noticed, that all what I want is already in the TODO list on main page =). It will be nice, if those features will be implemented, because CherryTree is the best note taking app I have tested so far!

    #864

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hello luciform,
    I really spend the maximum possible free time for CherryTree, I’m happy many users find it useful 🙂
    Cheers,
    Giuseppe.

    #865

    indy
    Member

    Let me be the latest to say: x-tile is awesome. Exactly the program I always wanted and quite simple.

    One feature request: For dual monitor setups, could you sort windows by monitor? To indicate monitor it might be useful to then throw in a separator. Or if a separator requires significantly more code, something as simple as an arbitrary shading of the background of the list items (eg light green for first, yellow for second, light blue for third) would do the trick. That might be easier to pull off with the native gtk library than drawing dividers and such.

    I love the other bits of of the UI and the controls are intuitive to me. Thank you!

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