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Jan 3 2019, 11:50 AM (45 w, 3 d)

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Sep 19 2019

voxel9 added a comment to T62971: File Browser UI.

Did anyone try for a while to see how double-click in the empty area to go to parent folder works?

I have been using that daily for quite a few years now across multiple alternative file browsers for windows like FreeCommander, XYPlorer, Tablacus and I I'm a big advocate of this navigation method.
I recognize however that it is relatively "non standard" and obscure, and would be very hard to discover for new users. I don't think it would be a fitting alternative for having .., nor even something to include in the default keymap (can confuse users), but I would certainly welcome keymap support for the ability to set it up manually if one wanted to.

Sep 19 2019, 2:51 PM · User Interface, BF Blender
voxel9 added a comment to T62971: File Browser UI.

If you think that some additional feedback could be useful:

  • it would be nice to remember the size and the placement of the window
  • I liked a lot the single click to enter a folder
  • I feel weird that the Options button on the left side of the window is opening a panel on the opposite side
  • personally, I'm switching a lot between the display modes. The fact that they are now one more click further in a menu instead of the main toolbar is slowing me down a little.
  • it would be nice a "Select All" checkbox only for the Filter Blender IDs list (maybe instead of the small Blender icon)
Sep 19 2019, 2:45 PM · User Interface, BF Blender
voxel9 added a comment to T62971: File Browser UI.

@Ludvik Koutny (rawalanche) you can simply press P to go to the parent folder. This works for the default Blender keymap, just as it always has.

I always switch to ICK when testing 2.81, so I assume that industry standard in that case would be backspace :)

No, on Windows it is Alt-Up and on Mac it is Cmd-Up, for going to the parent folder.
I've enabled Cmd-up now for Mac users, so both will feel at home now.

I use computer since I was about 11 years old. I am now 28 and it is the first time I know about Alt+Up working in Windows. Everyone knows about backspace, which works in Windows too, by the way. Furthermore, it still doesn't solve the problem of the folder up hotkey requiring two hands to press, making it way inferior solution to double dot. If you want to remove double dot, you really need to provide users with at least remotely comparable alternative, ergonomics-wise. Otherwise they will keep complaining, for a good reason, since you've now taken something that was fast and easy to do, and replaced it with something harder and slower to do, with no gain in return.

Sep 19 2019, 2:24 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Aug 30 2019

voxel9 added a comment to T62971: File Browser UI.

A nice alternative method to go up one level which I like a lot in some file managers is the ability to double-click in the empty space of the list. The big advantage is that you don't need to move the mouse to find a specific spot/button to click to go to the parent folder. Could this be an improvement?

This isn't discoverable, why would I double-click on an empty space? I see the same problem with the backspace idea. It is nice and fast to use when you know the trick. But we also need to have this function prominently visible, the two dots with the up arrow were for example great for this.

As it could be an alternative, it is not excluding the visible solution (the two dots with the up arrow). So it doesn't need to be discoverable at the first glimpse. But for the users knowing the trick (accustomed to this method as well as with the backspace from other file managers) this might be a pleasant surprise. So I do not see it as an inconvenient. On the other hand, Blender, like many other applications, is full of hidden tricks which are able to make you smile when you discover them. Just my 2c...

Aug 30 2019, 7:22 AM · User Interface, BF Blender

Aug 29 2019

voxel9 added a comment to T62971: File Browser UI.

A nice alternative method to go up one level which I like a lot in some file managers is the ability to double-click in the empty space of the list. The big advantage is that you don't need to move the mouse to find a specific spot/button to click to go to the parent folder. Could this be an improvement?

Aug 29 2019, 1:18 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Jan 5 2019

voxel9 added a comment to rBa77b63c56943: UI: Preferences Redesign Part 2.

@Rombout Versluijs (rombout)
Click and drag from bottom to top over sub-panel names to open quickly all the sub-panels in a panel. Click and drag from top to bottom to close the sub-panels. It works fine once you learn where to look for something. I'm missing though a global search in Preferences ...

Jan 5 2019, 12:58 PM
voxel9 added a comment to T60123: Memory leak and crash when playing with X-ray value in Wireframe mode.

I changed the video drivers from nouveau 1:1.0.15-2 to nvidia 340.107 as well as Blender to 4431c5825bf2 2019-01-03 and no crash occurred regardless how much I played with the Transform tool and gizmo or changed the display mode, shading options or the render engine.
Is there any particular interest in finding what's happening with the nouveau driver? I can switch back and try making it crash again for further investigations. Or is it enough to stick with the nvidia driver and only mention in the documentation's Troubleshooting section that the users may encounter issues when using nouveau?

Jan 5 2019, 12:13 PM · BF Blender

Jan 3 2019

voxel9 added a comment to T60123: Memory leak and crash when playing with X-ray value in Wireframe mode.
  1. That was the default driver enabled by the LinuxMint (LM) distribution. When I tried a switch to nVidia drivers (in LM 18.3 though) I got a blank screen with jagged colored sparkles :) I didn't make another attempt to switch after the upgrade to 19.1. But I'll take a deep breath tomorrow and I'll make some experiments ...
  2. I tried using only APU GPU in LM 18.3, but Blender was displaying only black objects in edit mode, and black triangles on faces in object mode. So, basically, not able to work at all. I'll try tomorrow to see if it is happening the same in LM 19.1.
Jan 3 2019, 10:11 PM · BF Blender
voxel9 created T60123: Memory leak and crash when playing with X-ray value in Wireframe mode.
Jan 3 2019, 5:39 PM · BF Blender
voxel9 closed T60109: Transform tool - Gizmo mode not updated in viewport as Resolved.

Indeed, I just downloaded and tried the build from last night (11f2c65128dc) and it works well.
I close the ticket.

Jan 3 2019, 12:59 PM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface
voxel9 edited projects for T60109: Transform tool - Gizmo mode not updated in viewport, added: User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8; removed Add-ons.
Jan 3 2019, 12:36 PM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface
voxel9 created T60109: Transform tool - Gizmo mode not updated in viewport.
Jan 3 2019, 12:30 PM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface