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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2019-04-12, 15:52

I like option 3 face-smile.png

Nordfriese wrote:

Suggestion: The toolbar buttons should somehow indicate that they open a dropdown menu. Perhaps make them wider and add an arrow next to the icon?

I think that would add too much visual clutter. Compare to the multiplayer setup screen, we don't have any additional indicators there either.


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kaputtnik
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Posted at: 2019-04-12, 16:49

Very nice face-smile.png

+1 to stonerls idea (option3)

Will the mainmenu get a background with the same color/image as the buttons in the menu? If so, i think adding something like a Volute to the left and right will look nice.


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stonerl
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Posted at: 2019-04-12, 19:12

BTW while you're at it. Could we have shortcuts for General and Wares?


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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2019-04-12, 19:39

Once everything is ready, we should definitely discuss a change in the keyboard shortcuts. We should have shortcuts for each menu, because one can use the arrow keys from there + Enter. Even Ctrl+Enter for exiting a game will work.

We might then lose some other shortcuts if we're running out of letters in the alphabet. I think we could then also remove the toolbar-related shortcuts from the Encyclopedia, because they are clearly visible on each menu item.

We will also need to update the basic control tutorial, because I have removed census & statistics from the fieldaction menus.

No menu background planned at this time. We can certainly think about it for a follow-up branch though. This branch is already getting quite big face-wink.png

Edited: 2019-04-12, 19:40

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Posted at: 2019-06-02, 07:07

Branch is ready for testing https://code.launchpad.net/~widelands-dev/widelands/toolbar-dropdown-menus


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