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Feature suggestion: for The Dusty GUI

Postby Michat » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:50 pm

Howdy FG'ers as user I'm searching for some help from the coders: analysis and support if is feasible to change-improve a very annoying function of the FGGUI that I think could improved the user experience a lot, for what I need also users approaches.

At a first glance the idea is very simple, but I don't now if from your point of view it's feasible, difficult or simply stuvid, or not needed. For me this is simply one of the element tagged as FGTorture.


f11= open AP dialog. ----> can we use the same key to close the AP dialog too?, please.

f12= same with radio stack

f?? any key for map? (yes in some aircafts like in 707, Marc followed our suggestions) Could be good to do it generic.

f?? any key to instrument settings

f?? same with route manager.


This only a part of the historical problems that I collected in FG related with the GUI usability among others like to open the dialog just on the center of the screen, situation that will required key + quick mouse drag and drop action if you want to see outside, reason for what I think could be useful to apply same key to open close dialog.

Thanks.
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Re: Feature suggestion: for The Dusty GUI

Postby Thorsten » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:08 pm

Feel free to code it and submit a merge request for testing.
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Re: Feature suggestion: for The Dusty GUI

Postby Johan G » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:09 pm

While in FlightGear open up the property browser. I think that there might be properties that will tell if a specific dialog is open (probably under the /sim subtree). If so you should be able to add bindings to the keyboard bindings configuration file ($FG_ROOT/Input/keyboard.xml if memory serves me well) by adding two bindings conditional to if the dialog is closed or open that would open and close it respectively.
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Re: Feature suggestion: for The Dusty GUI

Postby pommesschranke » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:52 pm

I can open & close the map with ctrl-Enter

I made this entry to my keyboard.xml to open map, mp-chat and pilot list with one key press:

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<key n="264">
  <name>F8</name>
 <desc>mymap</desc>
  <binding>
                         <command>dialog-show</command>
                         <dialog-name>map</dialog-name>
  </binding>
  <binding>
                                <command>nasal</command>
                                <script>multiplayer.dialog.show()</script>
  </binding>
  <binding>
                                <command>dialog-show</command>
                                <dialog-name>chat-full</dialog-name>
  </binding>
 </key>
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