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LuigiHutch

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Electronic Library Improvements
« on: July 02, 2016, 02:15:54 PM »
Hi,

I have been playing with the builder and related blocks recently and have come to the conclusion that the electronic library feels like it needs a bit of work.

Here is a pic of the current GUI with the scroll bar:


I feel that there are many improvements that could be done with it and its GUI:
1. Support more things, such as maps, lists and map locations? etc.
2. Show an icon to display what each entry in the electonic library is
3. Remove that part of the GUI on the right that just sticks out by compacting it
4. Maybe add a search bar to make it easier to find the entry you want (not added in pic).

Here is a photoshopped proposal of what it could look like:


These suggestions I think would improve the visual appearance of the GUI and its usability which may encourage mod devs to support storing things in the library.

Thanks for reading
 - LuigiHutch

AgentK9B

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Re: Electronic Library Improvements
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 05:04:18 PM »
The pics are broken for me.

chemdork123

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Re: Electronic Library Improvements
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 06:58:37 PM »
I like the idea of making the GUI a bit more user-frendly.  Time to put the "G" in GUI!

If you ask me, this is similar to the other suggestion on the forum recently about adding more information tabs to the GUI display of machines/engines, etc.

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Re: Electronic Library Improvements
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 03:31:01 PM »
might even be better to have filter buttons so you only see blueprints/maplocations/...

Ryvaken

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Re: Electronic Library Improvements
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 11:57:02 PM »
Making the list display smaller sounds bad. Wider list means longer useful name space.

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Re: Electronic Library Improvements
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 04:15:26 AM »
Have the types as tabs, exactly like the creative menu. Recycle the graphics FTW. Storing maps, lists, etc is also a cool idea, maybe books too? Could help facilitate copying various kinds of the more data-y items between worlds.

Also, could we get a way to import / export from clipboard or copy pasting?