[ardour-dev] User Interface Suggestion -- Menu Command Buffer

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Sat Jun 9 02:03:06 PDT 2007

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 11:17:32PM -0700, Hatoyama Isamu wrote:

> I was thinking it might be cool to have something similar to Emacs 
> command buffer. This buffer would be used for directly accessing 
> menus. But instead of using obscure keyboard shortcuts, it would 
> use keywords.

I have been thinking along similar lines, but inspired by 
commandlines in CAD applications like Rhino. It has all the common
GUI elements including menus, but also a peristent text entry field 
for commands.

The important questions are:
- How / Where to display such an entry? Permanently or as popup?
- How to make it appear if necessary or how to move input focus 
to it.

I would expect implementation to be quite expensive in any case 
and there are likely more pressing and/or rewarding matters.

Thorsten Wilms

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