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Jim Luc
Caldari
Rule of Five
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.20 16:49:00 - [1]
 

A simple, yet immensely useful addition to the EVE UI would be to add virtual desktop, like OSX's "Spaces" feature.

It would allow you to set up 4 - 8 eve "desktops", and would allow you to assign a window to a specific "space" (a simple right-click on the titlebar could allow you to assign a window to a space).

CTRL-Arrow can switch between the virtual desktops (if you've used OSX this is a great feature if you have millions of windows open).

It would allow market research on one screen, fleet chat & pvp-centric windows in another, science & industry and PI screens in another, and one that you can have that is free of all windows. A small bar at the bottom can help visualize the different virtual screens & how many windows are in each, etc.

I also would hope (read:EXPECT) that we would be able to save to the eve server, rather than be per client. Maybe it would be user-initiated save, but having all settings on the Eve cloud would be great.

Shwedagon Paya
Posted - 2010.09.20 17:12:00 - [2]
 

Supported, but will probably never happen.

I would love to have 2-3 monitors with the outer space view rendered in only one of them (rather than stretched across all, increasing GPU load immensely and causing misc. weirdness), with the other monitor(s) used solely for UI elements that normally crowd up the view on a single-monitor setup.

We can dream. They're apparently working on something sort of similar now, except it requires windowed mode and increases the graphics rendering area substantially.

Jim Luc
Caldari
Rule of Five
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.20 17:50:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Shwedagon Paya
Supported, but will probably never happen.

I would love to have 2-3 monitors with the outer space view rendered in only one of them (rather than stretched across all, increasing GPU load immensely and causing misc. weirdness), with the other monitor(s) used solely for UI elements that normally crowd up the view on a single-monitor setup.

We can dream. They're apparently working on something sort of similar now, except it requires windowed mode and increases the graphics rendering area substantially.


I would love multiple monitor support with custom layouts, but that's not exactly what I mean with this proposal.

This proposal would not be dependent on monitor size or layout, but rather allow us to group windows, and quickly switch between them, with the space view behind each. It will effect UI windows only.

For instance, if you have the market open, 5 info boxes, a market graph, and your email open, pressing ctrl-RightArrow will slide all of the current windows off the screen, and slide in the windows that are on this other screen. It is a way to quickly shift between tasks and fights the clutter.

I don't like spreadsheets online, but there is so much information, it's difficult to display on only one screen, whether I'm on my 15" macbook pro, or my triple-24"-monitor windows 7 workstation.

Shwedagon Paya
Posted - 2010.09.20 19:09:00 - [4]
 

Oh... I get it.

Well, I support that too. Anything to make the UI easier to use and less cluttered!

zcar300
Gallente
Posted - 2010.09.20 20:54:00 - [5]
 

Supported.

Haguu
Caldari
TLA Ltd

Posted - 2010.09.20 22:53:00 - [6]
 



Zirse
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.21 09:34:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Zirse on 21/09/2010 11:13:21
Edited by: Zirse on 21/09/2010 09:35:01
Definitely something to keep in mind for the inevitable UI revamp.

Won't happen before then, though.

Nuts Nougat
SniggWaffe
FREE KARTTOON NOW
Posted - 2010.09.21 10:33:00 - [8]
 

Yes please, virtual desktops are awesome.


 

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