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Subject Graphical look and organisation of tuxguitar



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adam0509
Post: Sep 9th 2006 at 6:46 AM

Hi !


I'm a french guy, I got contact with "ersplus," who told me to go directly to this forum for any suggestions.


So, let's do it !


1/ Buttons organisation is not quite well... why "tied note" and "dead note" are not just on the side of the notes ? And wy "add note" is not with them ? And could we get "propreties" at the end of all the button (near fretboard) or between new/save/print and undo/redo ?
2/ MARKERS are well, but why can't we see them on the track-board ? By the way, will it be possible to see the markers when opening *.gp files in next version ?
3/ "page layout" and "linear layout", can't we get just one button to swtich between them ?
4/ For "PRINT PREVIEW", I think that the magnifying glass do not get out very well... so, if It could be more viewable, or maybe shall the printer get a little more erased...
5/ FRETBOARD is too big !! Can we get the possibillity to choose side ?

6/ When opening tab (with 5-6 tracks), It don't show them all. Could we get possibility like GP to directly get the perfect height ?


That's all for now ! :)


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adam0509
Post: Sep 9th 2006 at 7:06 AM

7/ A "reset propreties" button on configuration would be welcomed !

8) Could we choose the tablatures line's color ? I find that it is too black, maybe if using a mid-grey ( something like 225/225/255 instead of 255/255/255), the notes would get-out a little more, and be more seeable !

9/ Why "Save as" in menu do net get any icons ? (same for "print" and "view before print")

10/ Same as 9/ for the "layout" menu !


10 is a good number :)


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Julian
Post: Sep 9th 2006 at 10:53 AM

Hello,
Well.. there are a lot :p.. my english is no good. so maybe my answers are not the best...


>>1/ Buttons organisation is not quite well... why "tied note" and "dead note" are >>not just on the side of the notes ? And wy "add note" is not with them ? And >>could we get "propreties" at the end of all the button (near fretboard) or >>between new/save/print and undo/redo ?
i will see that point....but "And wy "add note" is not with them" we don't have any Add Note item

>>2/ MARKERS are well, but why can't we see them on the track-board ? By the >>way, will it be possible to see the markers when opening *.gp files in next >>version ?
i'm not sure what is "track-board".. you call track-board to footer table ??

>>3/ "page layout" and "linear layout", can't we get just one button to swtich >>between them ?
Layout is a view mode, today are 2 layouts.. but in a future can be more..
(like languages).. so there is not a check button.. it is a radio button to choose 1 layout bettwen all... so it can't be in only one button.. maybe one solution is make a DROP DOWN button (like triplet item) to choose the layout from a list..

>>4/ For "PRINT PREVIEW", I think that the magnifying glass do not get out very >>well... so, if It could be more viewable, or maybe shall the printer get a >>little more erased...
Well i don't understand nothing :p.. please reply this with other words...

>>5/ FRETBOARD is too big !! Can we get the possibillity to choose side ?
Yes, Ersplus say me this is a discussion on fr forum... it is more small in CVS version now.. and the idea is add an option to show in a popup.

>>6/ When opening tab (with 5-6 tracks), It don't show them all. Could we get >>possibility like GP to directly get the perfect height ?
i'm not sure if understand this... some time i don't use win.. so some time without guitar pro... i only remember when open a file in guitar pro, app auto resize the footer table... you are talking about this ???

>>7/ A "reset propreties" button on configuration would be welcomed !
yes.. its one of the things i allways forgot to add..

>>8) Could we choose the tablatures line's color ? I find that it is too black, >>maybe if using a mid-grey ( something like 225/225/255 instead of >>255/255/255), the notes would get-out a little more, and be more seeable !
i will see that.

>>9/ Why "Save as" in menu do net get any icons ? (same for "print" and "view >>before print")
>>10/ Same as 9/ for the "layout" menu !
Because i forgot :P

Well i hope you can understand my english... i will put some options on a TODO List...

Bye


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adam0509
Post: Sep 10th 2006 at 6:27 AM

yo :)

>>1/ Buttons organisation is not quite well... why "tied note" and "dead note" are not just on the side of the notes ? And wy "add note" is not with them ? And could we get "propreties" at the end of all the button (near fretboard) or between new/save/print and undo/redo ?
i will see that point....but "And wy "add note" is not with them" we don't have any Add Note item
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I was meaned "insert chord", but maybe It is in a good place after all...


>>2/ MARKERS are well, but why can't we see them on the track-board ? By the >>way, will it be possible to see the markers when opening *.gp files in next >>version ?
i'm not sure what is "track-board".. you call track-board to footer table ??
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Yes, footer table (the thing down showing tracks and instruments, piano, guitar...).

>>3/ "page layout" and "linear layout", can't we get just one button to swtich >>between them ?
Layout is a view mode, today are 2 layouts.. but in a future can be more..
(like languages).. so there is not a check button.. it is a radio button to choose 1 layout bettwen all... so it can't be in only one button.. maybe one solution is make a DROP DOWN button (like triplet item) to choose the layout from a list..
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yup, why not !


>>4/ For "PRINT PREVIEW", I think that the magnifying glass do not get out very >>well... so, if It could be more viewable, or maybe shall the printer get a >>little more erased...
Well i don't understand nothing :p.. please reply this with other words...
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The thing that is made from glasses (like to burn bugs with the sun, know what I mean ? :D), we can't see it very well. So, if icon could be remade. The printer of this icon must be less seeable. (else, it's too much like "print")


>>5/ FRETBOARD is too big !! Can we get the possibillity to choose side ?
Yes, Ersplus say me this is a discussion on fr forum... it is more small in CVS version now.. and the idea is add an option to show in a popup.
===
OK !


>>6/ When opening tab (with 5-6 tracks), It don't show them all. Could we get >>possibility like GP to directly get the perfect height ?
i'm not sure if understand this... some time i don't use win.. so some time without guitar pro... i only remember when open a file in guitar pro, app auto resize the footer table... you are talking about this ???
==
yes !

7/8/9/10 => OK !


Thanks in advance ! And thanks for making this app ! I don't know if I would have switch for linux without it !!


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Julian
Post: Sep 10th 2006 at 2:06 PM

Hi,
my english is bad, and can't understand what try you say me at "PRINT PREVIEW" point...
i put the text on google translator... if the translate is good.. you are saying me..
"i don't like the print preview icon" ???
well.. if its true... please talk it with ersplus... he is who made tuxguitar icons.. and speak your language :p
Bye,,


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Ersplus
Post: Sep 12th 2006 at 7:49 AM

Hi Julian and Hi adam0509

I work for change the print preview icon. I upload on your ftp when it's finish !


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egasimus
Post: Jun 13th 2008 at 5:46 AM

IMO, TuxGuitar looks HORRIBLE. Make them skinnable, and provide a GP5 clone skin. The buttons are too big, and so are the entries in the track list (as well as in other listboxes and the menus). You're using a whole lot of unnecessary padding there. Toolbars should be able to go to the sides of the score, too. The menus are poorly organised, too. Overall you should do a complete redesign ASAP, aiming for using as little space as possible. Please?


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Anonymous
Post: Jun 13th 2008 at 10:45 AM

TuxGuitar already support skin changes.. you should take a look before write this things (and ofcourse i want to think you are talking allways about "latest" version of tuxguitar).
we have available 3 skins now.
but if you don't like them, i'm so sorry but i don't have money to pay a designer to make them better.

> and provide a GP5 clone skin
please try think what are you saying.
there are legal issues, you can't use icons from other applicacion only because you want.


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wil
Post: Jun 18th 2008 at 11:55 AM

i love the skins of tux guitar more than gp5 or 4 and u can make u're own buttons if u don't like them...


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