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Pie menu for SolveSpace (by User1)
@Jonathan Westhues
Tell us, what you think about next realise of SolveSpace UI and what what you think about touchscreen interface UI support?

For now I try create concept of "pie menu" specially for SolveSpace.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_menu

There is a free online tool that can be used for concept design of "pie menu"
http://pmg.softwaretailoring.net/

Target is better ergonomic for "mouse user" and "touchscreen user".

References:
1) https://doc.qt.io/archives/qq/qq11-piemenu.html
2) https://wiki.blender.org/index...cripts/3D_interaction/Pie_Menu
3) https://wiki.blender.org/index...elease_Notes/2.72/UI/Pie_Menus
4) http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=10892
5) http://www.openorienteering.or...ides-a-wealth-of-new-features/
Tue Mar 15 2016, 08:28:43
(no subject) (by User1)
@Jonathan Westhues

Please, give an answer to what you think about it?
Sat Mar 26 2016, 10:29:37
(no subject) (by EvilSpirit)
It is a good idea, but there is a lot of work to implement it. Do you want to contribute or just want to dream about it?
Sun Mar 27 2016, 03:11:51
Keyboard shortcuts (by User2)
Isn't is much faster to use the keyboard shortcuts than to use the current palette or a pie menu?
Mon Mar 28 2016, 01:00:41
(no subject) (by Paul)
I think the point was to make SolveSpace more usable on a tablet with no keyboard or mouse. Traditional menus can be tricky on a touch screen, and there is no keyboard. I like the idea, but I'm not sure about the value in it. While I like tablets and they have a lot of uses, I don't think they can replace a good laptop for all uses. Or maybe that's just me and the current crop of applications that haven't been given tablet-friendly interfaces yet. I'm guessing OP doesn't do code, so this should be filed under "interesting stuff to investigate some day". I think SolveSpace could benefit a lot from participating in Google summer of Code, there are a number of things that could be tried in that context including pie menus.
Mon Mar 28 2016, 12:19:24
(no subject) (by yugami)
Well when I use my tablet for beyond traditional tablet means, I just hook up a keyboard.

Never met a CAD guy who didn't know his keyboard shortcuts. just improves the flow.
Mon Mar 28 2016, 12:52:05
(no subject) (by whitequark)
One thing to keep in mind is that the vast majority of people who use computers have touchscreens. Very few people have access to PCs at all in developing countries, and this is only going to become more severe.

That said this is not a high priority task.
Sun Apr 10 2016, 03:31:30
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