Thomas Lohrum wrote:Yes, i mean the search edit box. How about Alt+Shift+Left / Alt+Shift+Right. This would correlate to the navigation keys.
I see two problems with that:
1) Difficult to use one-handed
2) Two hot keys doing same action seems superfluous
How about Ctrl+Shift+BkSp? It's easier to press one handed.
Thomas Lohrum wrote:I think that having both notebook and section tabs together on top will give best usability, since it requires the least mouse movements. Sure, having them separated visually might make the difference of both of them clearer. But i vote for usability. Maybe the presentation can help distinguish them. For example using different colors/themes.
Got it, thanks for your opinion. Of course the bottom "Excel-style" location, if implemented, will be optional.
Thomas Lohrum wrote:Ok, thanks. I got it. Imo the whole issue reflects that the implementation is rather difficult to understand (at least to me).
But single menu was the idea that you yourself supported. How else can a single menu be implemented I wonder? The only improvement I can think of is to display the current filter state only when it isn't the last in the stack (i.e. when there are "forward" items), but wouldn't it just add to the confusion I wonder?
Thomas Lohrum wrote:Ok, this is also caused by the current state. The problem is, that this current state of 'empty' is meaningless (besides being a technical requirement). As a user i am not interested in storing empty states, regardless on what caused their creation. Even if it might be ok to show them as curent state (in bold), it is a fact that they get stored in history. I could show you a screenshot, but as soon as i press Alt+key Windows hides the popup menu. I can make a screenshot with my camera though, if you like.
The bold state, when it is on the top, is in fact just added to the menu, not really recorded in history. So let's exclude this case from discussion.
Now, the initial empty state gets recorded - like we discussed before. Do you mean in some cases other empty states get recorded? Please tell me how to reproduce this.