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0000687OpenMPT[All Projects] Feature Requestpublic2018-02-18 17:35
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Summary0000687: Show 8 channels in 'General' (instead of 4)

Sometimes I get a little annoyed when working with the channels in the 'General' tab. I think things could get easier if eight channels at a time were displayed there instead of four.

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has duplicate 0001089 closed Number of channels displayed on General tab to match available screen real estate 
child of 0000701 assignedSaga Musix Move plugin settings to separate tab, add modular view 


Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2015-06-26 23:35

administrator   ~0002076

Or 12 channels, or 16, or ...
Seriously, this has been discussed before, and the answers remain the same.
The current layout works on a 800 pixel wide screen without scrolling (I wish we could forget about those low resolutions but apparently there are still quite a few people around with 1024x768 or 1024x600 screens...).
The answer would not be to change the arbitrary number 4 to the arbitrary number 8 (and nope, I'm not going to copy&paste all the required code, it's bad enough as it is), but to rather create the general tab content dynamically rather than loading it from a template, but that would require all the code there to be rewritten.



2015-06-29 22:49

reporter   ~0002096

If he's having the same problem as I did, it may be the navigating between tabs that he's annoyed with. I refer everyone to this FR:

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2015-08-16 23:39

administrator   ~0002128

I will consider this feature request once the plugin settings are on their own tab, since then we won't have to care about scrolling one thing but not the other anymore.



2015-09-03 09:18

reporter   ~0002130

why not just have how many channels u want in the general tab just be an option in the settings so u can have as many channels as u want???

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2015-09-03 11:47

administrator   ~0002131

Last edited: 2015-09-03 16:06

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Because, once again, this would require the entire code to be rewritten anyway. The current "code" is just four copypasted resources - having a variable amount would mean converting the resources to dynamically generated elements. Plus, I'd like to get rid of the tabs and use a scroll bar instead, but that won't work nicely as long as the plugin box is below that, because it would just scroll along. As said, I'll tackle that once the plugin box is somewhere else (which will hopefully be the case in OpenMPT 1.26)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-06-26 23:30 Beyond New Issue
2015-06-26 23:35 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002076
2015-06-26 23:36 Saga Musix View Status private => public
2015-06-29 22:49 harbinger Note Added: 0002096
2015-08-16 23:38 Saga Musix Relationship added child of 0000701
2015-08-16 23:39 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002128
2015-09-03 09:18 goluigi Note Added: 0002130
2015-09-03 11:47 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002131
2015-09-03 16:06 Saga Musix Note Edited: 0002131 View Revisions
2018-02-18 17:35 Saga Musix Relationship added has duplicate 0001089