Problems with Notes Tool column sizing (8.7 Beta 3 WIN 8.7.0.0017)

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 2 2019 8:30 PM

I normally have three columns open on my 15.6" laptop.  The Notes tool works fine in this size column.

If I reduce the Notes tool width to 25% or less of the screen width, I run into problems with sizing the columns inside the Notes tool.  Implemented limits to the column dividers inside the Notes tool cause these and other problems:

  • The column dividers inside the Notes tool have limited movement capability, making it difficult to size the columns inside the notes tool to a preferred/usable width.
  • I can not make the left sidebar wide enough to click on the find magnifying glass to find a notebook.  I  have to widen the pane to over 25% of the screen width to allow me to find a notebook.
  • When the Notes tool is very narrow, I click on the button to close the sidebar, but the sidebar won't close.

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 5 2019 3:58 PM

Tim Hensler:

I normally have three columns open on my 15.6" laptop.  The Notes tool works fine in this size column.

If I reduce the Notes tool width to 25% or less of the screen width, I run into problems with sizing the columns inside the Notes tool.  Implemented limits to the column dividers inside the Notes tool cause these and other problems:

  • The column dividers inside the Notes tool have limited movement capability, making it difficult to size the columns inside the notes tool to a preferred/usable width.
  • I can not make the left sidebar wide enough to click on the find magnifying glass to find a notebook.  I  have to widen the pane to over 25% of the screen width to allow me to find a notebook.
  • When the Notes tool is very narrow, I click on the button to close the sidebar, but the sidebar won't close.

Can you provide a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 5 2019 5:22 PM

Hi Philana,

The image below shows the three problems listed above.  Logos is at full screen with four columns.

Thank you.

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 6 2019 12:29 AM

Seems to be the same bug that appeared on web app. Does the workaround I posted here work for you to close the sidebar?

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 8 2019 1:59 PM

Hi Reuben,

No, it doesn't work - the divider you refer to does not move at all, either direction, even if I close the note, when the Notes tool is near 25% screen width or less (note #3 in my image above).

HP Pavilion Laptop PC; Windows 10 Home (64bit); i7-8565U @ 1.80GHz, 1.99GHZ ; 16GB of memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) tablet; Android v8.1; Wi-Fi only; 16GB of storage; 32GB SD card.

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 8 2019 2:08 PM

Tim Hensler:

Hi Philana,

The image below shows the three problems listed above.  Logos is at full screen with four columns.

Thank you.

HI Tim,

Numbers 1 and 2 in your screenshot now have cases for them, number 3 is an issue of there being not enough space, at some point it runs out of room and we can't make it smaller.

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 9 2019 7:12 PM

Hi Philana,

Thank you for #1 and 2.  Regarding #3, we need a way to see a wider view of the sidebar so we can see more of the notebook titles (and filter facet names) even when the Notes tool is only 25% of the screen width.  One thought I had is a drop down list with check boxes that let the user select which one, two or all three columns the user wants to see, while still retaining the ability to adjust the column widths as much as reasonably possible. Maybe a "View" list in place of the sidebar toggle button.  It would have to coordinate properly with the other column view controls.

See my notations in image below.  Thank you for consideration for this request.

HP Pavilion Laptop PC; Windows 10 Home (64bit); i7-8565U @ 1.80GHz, 1.99GHZ ; 16GB of memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) tablet; Android v8.1; Wi-Fi only; 16GB of storage; 32GB SD card.

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