These are chat archives for ButchersBoy/Dragablz

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Sep 2017
Ian Wall
@ianwall
Sep 04 2017 11:26
Yes - that's right - contrary I know.
James Willock
@ButchersBoy
Sep 04 2017 16:27
Yes... Tbh I can't see that being a good UX...
Ian Wall
@ianwall
Sep 04 2017 16:30
The use case is to arrange a set of tabs in a configuration step, then leave fixed - i.e. normal 'user' can't change.
James Willock
@ButchersBoy
Sep 04 2017 17:39
Like an admin user?
Ian Wall
@ianwall
Sep 04 2017 17:41
Yes - this is for a UI for a machine operator. Gets configured by 'admin' and then used by operator.
James Willock
@ButchersBoy
Sep 04 2017 17:42
Ok... So imagine even for admin, dropping Windows which disappear would be pretty horrible.... How about normal behaviour, but you don't let the layout be saved until it is all in a single window?
Ian Wall
@ianwall
Sep 04 2017 17:44
Yeah - that's a possibility. I'll give it some thought.
James Willock
@ButchersBoy
Sep 04 2017 17:52
It's similar to the idea of a text box that only lets you put in certain characters. I always think it's better to let the user do what they want, and say, "hey, fix this". So a user might want to cut n paste into a text box and then edit the text, but you've blocked that cos you're trying to force them to a specific pattern. If you get my drift.
Ian Wall
@ianwall
Sep 04 2017 17:55
Fair enough - if I do that, my 'hey, fix this' will likely be a message in the new window. If so, I'll need to know its a new window rather than a tab on the original window. Is there an easy way for me to detect that?