[KPhotoAlbum] Date bar

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Wed Mar 13 12:43:16 GMT 2019

On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:04:27 +0100, Johannes Zarl-Zierl wrote:
> Am Montag, 25. Februar 2019, 05:10:12 CET schrieb Robert Krawitz:
>> It occurs to me that the current date/time bar might be more useful if
>> mouse over a bar (or perhaps an interval) displays the number of
>> images in that interval.  What do people think?
> We already have code in place that basically does what you suggest, but due to a bug it was not executed in many situations. I've fixed that specific bug now in master - you should be able to see the information now in the status bar.

It's not very obvious, where it is.  Either centered or via tooltip
might be better, and use a bold face.

> On a related note: we do have a whatsThis message on the date bar that is quite formidable in length, and therefore probably hard to read. I vaguely remember that this was one of those "it's better than nothing" band-aid solutions. If somebody has an idea how we could do better, I'm all ears...

The formatting in the tooltip isn't showing up; I'm just seeing a
single paragraph.  Maybe something like:

Scroll: arrow keys or scrollwheel
Zoom: +/- or ctrl+scrollwheel
Restrict view: click/drag on timeline scale
Jump to first image: click on timeline

A few notes:

0) I don't think the first two sentences are needed.  I think it's
apparent enough what the datebar is and that it's a histogram.

1) Arrow keys don't work unless you first click on the timeline,
otherwise they just move between icons (in icon view).

2) It's not immediately apparent how to unrestrict the view.
Back/forward doesn't do it.  Using the left/right arrow keys removes
the restriction bar but doesn't change the restriction.

3) Is there a use for up/down arrows?  Perhaps up = scroll right, down
= scroll left.
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