One of the main issues will probably be using projectors. As many times they have a lower resolution, so what I'll do is remove the unnecessary icons from the toolbar, they will still be accessible from the menus and keyboard shortcuts.
About the file tabs that's also the os x native look, which I personally like, but I see your point. I would've thought the os x look was designed to please everyone! It's again a one line change, so unless someone raves about the new look, I'll give the tabs their old look.
On 11/27/2012 2:26 PM, Andres Cabrera wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> If I build with the Qt look, then the icons will be hidden, but if I
> build with the OS X native look (metallic) then icons are not hidden.
> Do you think it's better to use the old method of using the Qt look?
> (it's just a matter of changing a single line...)
I like the native look ... but on the other hand, I think it would be
nicer for musicians with laptops if the main window can be made narrower.
The program is usable, at least on my MacBook. On an even smaller
monitor, I think the window size might be a problem, but I don't know if
Apple even makes a laptop with a smaller monitor. Mine is more than
three years old. I'm running at 1440x900, which is the highest
resolution this monitor supports.
Personally, I never use the New, Open, Save, Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, or
Paste buttons -- the keystrokes for those functions are so standard that
the buttons are just taking up screen space. But maybe other people feel
differently. Could you move those buttons off into a floating button
palette that could be opened or closed?
The other thing about the OS X native look is that the file tabs across
the top of the editor window, when multiple .csds are open, are awfully
dark. The lettering is hard to read. I like the look of the file tabs in
the Qt interface.
I'm very happy to see the new version. The spreadsheet-style score is a
terrific feature ... and now I'm going to have to get serious about
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