Project

General

Profile

Feature #11030

Move status bar from header to top toolbar

Added by Van de Bugger about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Triaged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
05/14/2016
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.0.4
System:
all
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

Header contains program icon and name ("darktable"), number of selected images, number of images in current collection, and list of views ("lighttable | darkroom | tethering | map | slideshow | print"). Someone may toggle header visibility by Ctrl+H.

Most of information shown in the header is static and not so important, so the header can be hidden. I personally hide it quite often.

However, number of selected images is important, because operations are applied to all selected images, while some selected images may be invisible (e. g. in case of large collection which does not fit to the central pane, or in case of large thumbnails).

Thus, it would be nice to move number of selected images from header to the top of central pane, to the left of G, star and gear buttons (which are shown even if header is turned off).

I'll try to attach few pictures to illustrate the proposal.

current-lighttable-with-header.png (115 KB) current-lighttable-with-header.png Current lighttable view with visible header Van de Bugger, 05/14/2016 09:31 PM
current-lighttable-without-header.png (104 KB) current-lighttable-without-header.png Current lighttable view without header Van de Bugger, 05/14/2016 09:32 PM
proposed-lighttable-modification.png (114 KB) proposed-lighttable-modification.png Proposed lighttable modification Van de Bugger, 05/14/2016 09:32 PM
proposed-lighttable-without-header.png (104 KB) proposed-lighttable-without-header.png Proposed result Van de Bugger, 05/14/2016 09:33 PM

Related issues

Related to darktable - Feature #10621: Show total/filtered image count in lighttableTriaged08/26/2015

History

#2 Updated by Van de Bugger about 4 years ago

Sorry, I have submitted the request a bit early, before finishing its title; now I cannot edit it. Someone with enough permissions, please fix it. Thanks.

#3 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Move number to Move status bar from header to top toolbar

#4 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 4 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Triaged

I agree that it would be nice to have these numbers visible even when the header is collapsed, however, the proposed location won't work, the darktable window is already too big in its minimal size, and that would make it even worse.

#5 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10621: Show total/filtered image count in lighttable added

#6 Updated by Van de Bugger about 4 years ago

…the proposed location won't work, the darktable window is already too big in its minimal size, and that would make it even worse.

Current message is too wordy: "N images of M in current collection is selected". It can be easily shortened to "N of M" or "N/M". Two numbers can be easily put in a row with the [G], star, and gear buttons.

#7 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 4 years ago

The status message is also used for longer help text in darkroom.

Also available in: Atom PDF

Go to top