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What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 6 months ago #7083

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I'm doing some Wiki writing, and I need to reference this area, but I'm not sure what it's official title is:



While I'm asking questions, what exactly is a "Workspace"? I've never had any reason to edit one (that I know of) and if I need to reference it, it would be nice to actually know what it is ;) .

Thanks in advance for any help here.
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 6 months ago #7107

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Just read your post in the announcement thread, sorry I missed this earlier....

Alan Scott wrote:
I'm doing some Wiki writing, and I need to reference this area, but I'm not sure what it's official title is:
I don't know it's official title in ComicRack, but that type of control is commonly called a Toolbar.
While I'm asking questions, what exactly is a "Workspace"? I've never had any reason to edit one (that I know of) and if I need to reference it, it would be nice to actually know what it is ;) .
A workspace is a way to save multiple configurations of the user interface. This makes it easy to have multiple configurations at your beck and call.

For example, my cataloging/library browsing workspace has the library in fill mode, while I read with the library in docked mode so I can have it full screen with no distractions. (Thanks to you wiki article btw for showing me how to do that, +1 well deserved karma). The workspace feature allows me to change between those configuration with just a couple of clicks.
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 6 months ago #7110

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Stonepaw wrote:
For example, my cataloging/library browsing workspace has the library in fill mode, while I read with the library in docked mode so I can have it full screen with no distractions. The workspace feature allows me to change between those configuration with just a couple of clicks.
In this specific scenario, to change workspace, 3 keyboard clicks (Ctrl + shift + F1) or 3 mouse actions (Tools-->workspaces--->Saved_workspace)are required.

Comparing with 2 mouse actions (Dock-->Fill), why not simply click the dock from 'fill' mode to 'left/right' with "just a couple of clicks"... ;)

p.s. just nit-picking.. I love workspaces :laugh:
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 6 months ago #7128

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@ Stonepaw - Thanks for the response. There are a few toolbars in ComicRack, so I was hoping it had a concise title. Well, if cYo doesn't already have one in mind, wanna name it ourselves? Master Toolbar? Primary Toolbar?

Okay, so I guess I'll have to do some messing around with a secondary database and see if I can get the hang of workspace editing. I'll need to if I want to get to a complete Wiki. At least you were able to give me some idea what it is. I usually look at it with fear :P .

I'm glad to know that my Wiki work is already helping out! Not bad for one day's effort.
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 6 months ago #7134

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I'd call it more like 'comic control toolbar' or something. If you say 'primary', personally I'd think you meant the library toolbar.
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 5 months ago #7231

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I've finally got it.. its called the "Reader toolbar"

Here is my view of what are the main components of the ComicRack window:

These are the components of the ComicRack window. The Library Browser (1), Folder Browser (2), and Pages Browser (3) are all integrated with the Browser window and the Browser toolbar. The Sidebar has a Favorites window at the top, and a Small Preview at the bottom. The Reader opens eComics in a tabbed interface, and has its own Reader Toolbar.
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Re:What Is This ComicRack Area Called? 7 years 5 months ago #7232

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Awesome, thanks! Works for me. I'm on vacation this week, but I'll be back to work on the Wiki Monday. Preferences will be a bear...
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