SUGGESTION: "Current Panel Background" Setting

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Anonymous | | Posted: Mon, Jan 11 2010 10:54 AM

I've played with the "Resource Panel Background" setting, but really don't see the need (for my self) of flagging resource panels with a different background color from non-resource panels.  What I really want is the CURRENT panel to be visibly different from others.  All too often I press page up/down and see nothing happen only to realize some panel besides the one I'm reading is now several screens away from where I wanted it.  Since you obviously already have the logic in place to color the background of a panel, could you please please please add a "Current Panel Background" setting?

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 10:57 AM

JeffreyGlenJackson:
What I really want is the CURRENT panel to be visibly different from others.

 

Yes +1

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 11:28 AM

I think even some simple shading of the active window could help. For example, just making the active window tab darker than the others. I did a quick mockup in GIMP (quick & dirty) just to illustrate. Even though it's simple, it's a lot easier to find the active panel.

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Stephen Thorp | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 11:40 AM

I like this idea very much or something like it!

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 11:51 AM
I like the present setup so pardon me for not understanding your request. Is this an optional extra you are asking for? What is wrong with the present set up?

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Anonymous | | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 8:17 PM

Ted Hans:
I like the present setup so pardon me for not understanding your request. Is this an optional extra you are asking for? What is wrong with the present set up?

Ted

 

Ted, the problem is that I cannot tell which panel is the one that has focus. Thus I often get confused when I use keyboard shortcuts or pen flicks to navigate through a document.

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Aaron Boydston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 5:36 AM

I completely agree.  More emphasis on the current window with focus! :)

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 5:50 AM

Aaron Boydston:
I completely agree.  More emphasis on the current window with focus! :)

 

Or even....

 

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 6:49 AM

JeffreyGlenJackson:
Ted, the problem is that I cannot tell which panel is the one that has focus. Thus I often get confused when I use keyboard shortcuts or pen flicks to navigate through a document.

Thanks for your response & clarification.

Ted

 

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 7:13 AM

Robert Pavich:

Aaron Boydston:
I completely agree.  More emphasis on the current window with focus! :)

Or even....

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 9:29 AM


Sorry for leaving my backgrounds colored here. But darkening the active tab in the active window might be enough without being too extreme.

This hopefully would even apply to all windows such as Help, Highlighting, & Favorites (as shown below).

I have noticed that the background colors don't apply to the Help, Highlighting, & Favorites.

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Anonymous | | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 11:04 AM

I'm liking the various suggestions to a degree, but I kinda think I still kinda like the idea of using color on the whole background.  Steve's mock up convinces me of this as I look at his first one there and the panel in the upper right corner just screems to me "I have focus!!!!!!!" (If only the one on the left side would have been greyed too) better than any of the other suggestions.

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