Ability to resize detached toolbar

Status: Rejected

Created by Ed Johnson 11 Jun 2010 00:07

rating: +1+x

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I'd like the ability to resize the detached toolbar box and have the icons fill in left-to-right, top-to-bottom.


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leiger

23 Jun 2010 01:39. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I've had a look and don't think this is possible with an easy fix. I'd have to write my own toolbar object to do it - so maybe for a future release.

Getting the buttons to wrap as a workaround sounds like it might be easier (don't need to write my own toolbar for that), but it still requires me to change how I'm doing the layout for the main window of the app… something I don't want to delve into until I have plenty of time to fix the bugs associated with changing everything ;-)

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leiger

10 Jul 2010 03:38. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I'm thinking about rejecting this because it doesn't seem to be possible (it seems to be OS-specific behaviour)… but would like to ask a question first: How often do you leave the toolbar detached? Would it be a problem if you could only snap the toolbar to one of the edges, but not leave it detached?

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Ed Johnson

10 Jul 2010 04:00. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)

How often do you leave the toolbar detached? Would it be a problem if you could only snap the toolbar to one of the edges, but not leave it detached?

It depends on which PC I'm using and how much screen real estate I have. My main system at home has a dual monitor setup and I have the desktop extended across them both.

Do you use GIMP? Check out their toolbar (it's really more of a "toolbox, i guess) for an example of the behaviour I'd like to see. I don't think this is OS-specific. I suspect it may be more of an issue/limitation with the Java code you're using to handle the toolbar.

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leiger

10 Jul 2010 04:35. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I hate GIMP - enough said :D

I'm using an instance of JToolBar… perhaps if I write my own toolbar class (which inherits JToolBar and changes a few things) I can get resizing enabled.

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leiger

01 May 2011 08:30. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I don't think this is possible unless I write my own custom toolbar class which supports it, and due to the time that would take there are other wishes that are more useful than this one (which is purely a UI improvement, and one that most people would never use if they leave the toolbar where it is by default).

So I'm going to reject this for now. From time to time I check the rejected list for any ideas that I can implement, so it's possible that this will still get added in future (but distant future, not near future).

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