Layer usuability idea

Casper Boemann cbr at
Mon Nov 7 17:38:54 CET 2005

On Monday 07 November 2005 17:33, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Monday 07 November 2005 16:41, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > > Previews is fine but not enough because they are often too small.
> > > Another idea for that is to display the selected layer line "bigger"
> > > than other. I'm thinking about the adept (see
> > >
> > > ) way of display more information for selected line. We should have a
> > > bigger preview and some complementaries informations (such as what is
> > > locked, mask, etc...) than for other layers.
> >
> > That's a _very_ good suggestion. We will need hierarchical information
> > some time, but probably not too soon. I'll see how easy it is to
> > abstract the adept fold-out widget.
> I'm not sure I understand the suggestion myself. I like the option of
> having hierarchical layers, but I'm sure that is not what you two were
> talking about.
> If selecting the layer (making it the active one) means all the other
> layers in the listview will jump from postion because the current one got
> bigger, then I'm not sure I like it very much.
> Jumping GUIs makes people feel disoriented and out of control.
> We had a suggestion to have a big tooltip for the preview.  I'm not sure
> what the easy solution is if you feel the different toggles take up too
> much space.
> We'll see when the new layers diag is going to be designed :)

I'm with Thomas on this one. In fact everything Thomas has said in this 

> > I'm having a head cold, so I'm not feeling bright enough to tackle
> > Thomas suggestion, but this something the cotton wool that passed for
> > brain tissue inside my skull can grasp.
> oh :(
> Get well soon!
And I agree with Thomas here as well: Get well soon
best regards / venlig hilsen
Casper Boemann

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