Quality of Life Improvements
|Opened on:||Friday, April 3, 2020 - 21:57|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 18:08|
This is mainly a reposting of requests I had previously made in a prior submission a couple years ago (https://fold.it/portal/node/2003012), but with some omissions.
▶ The ability to Select/Copy/Cut/Find text in all text fields: Chat, Recipe editor, Saves, etc. Often times I find myself in need of that simple feature we've all come to expect a piece of software with text input to support. While I know the game does allow us to CTRL+X to cut the entire contents of the text box, that only helps in a few instances. The biggest help would no doubt be to the Recipe Editor since it would allow someone to move sections of code around without having to first export it. However, since there is the export option*, I still feel it would be a huge benefit to chat as well. We'd be able to select text directly from the chat with the mouse and copy it (ie: to retain a long bit of chat where you've been supplied helpful information that you'd like to save for later). Or even to let you more easily edit a message you've been writing and want to make changes to.
[*Which likely wouldn't be needed if the all.macro file contained them in human-readable way. Having been a player of Minecraft, I've come to take for granted the YAML format that its server plugins use!]
▶ UTF-8 Font support, and to further bring things up to date, support for Emoji? It's a trivial thing, but one I think would be simple.
--▶ Sub-request: People have for a long time asked for the ability to change the Font size, as chat specifically IS rather tiny.
▶ The ability to retain more than 100 things in the History. I'm not sure the reason for only permitting such a low number, but if it has something to do with client stability, then I'd say the best solution for that would be to simply make it an option that doesn't show up unless the "Advanced UI" option is enabled as well.
▶ History is not cleared when creating a new Track.
▶ A Radio Box when creating a new Track, that when ticked has th to Reset the structure to default, so that our "Best" doesn't automatically become what we had been working on at the time of making the Track.
▶ Radio Box to include the History when creating a Save (which is kept at the end of the save, so that it can be easily cut off when Shared or Uploaded for Scientists)
▶ Ability to make Selections in the Original interface (native support, not requiring a recipe)
--▶ If the above is not possible, at least the ability to somehow click on a segment while Rama Map is open so it is made visible. Perhaps making it so what you've ""selected"" in Note Mode (right-clicking a segment) highlights it/them in Rama Map as an easy way to find segments?
▶ At the end of the day, if nothing else, then something simple: Hotkey Toggles. F1 for Original and F2 for Selection.
▶ Ability to also WIDEN the chat box.
▶ Horizontal Scroll Bar in chat boxes, which pairs nicely with the first item to give us Select and Copy, as then we could finally scroll across to read AND copy links players have given to helpful resources.
▶ Ability to set the segment number and lock status of the "Backbone Pin". pin.Segment (#[,#,#]), pin.Locked (true/false) pin.GetLocked (true/false) as possibilities. Context: I had found out that the location of the "Backbone Pin", even when unlocked, has a large impact on how the protein wiggles. A group member really wanted to write a recipe that would change the pin's location before performing actions, alas, no API call for it.
▶ Allow V2 recipes to be able to accept user selections, like the GUI interface can.
▶ Give GUI the ability to insert Cuts.
And there's plenty more, I just can't remember them at the moment... :P