GUI tweaks using HUD

I’m quite happy with the F reeway look but if you are suggesting the
ability to save a workspace with your most used palettes (including
Actions palette) as implemented in Painter, Photoshop, InDesign etc
I’d go along with that. It is (very mildly) irritating to have to
open the palettes at the beginning of each session.
Cheers
Pete

On 20 Dec 2007, at 20:05, what the wrote:

Hi just adding to this, I just downloaded Freeway Pro 4.4.2, and
opened it knowing the interface will still look the same. I am on
Tiger, is it different on Leopard or is it still with the nice Aqua
look?.. if not is 5.0 the NEW look.

Also I notice that Freeway pro is made with MacApp, I saw this:

http://developer.apple.com/tools/macapp/

Stating no longer supported by Apple, so is this why the look is a
bit 2001? As that is when the support stopped or is that just a
disclaimer?

Anyway I if this is going to be the way can some one add a direct
Actions button to open the Actions floating palette… as when I
restart FW it and the tools are all hidden… thats if we are
staying in 2001 look, though I guess 5.0 will be more of the new
Apple?


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May I add my vote for this one, too, please. As a copywriter who is
only a part time web designer, I’m not leaving Freeway open all the
time and have always found the closed of palettes on launch a little
irritating. I’d rather it was the other way around - all opening on
launch - then I could just click and close one if I didn’t need it.

Colin

On 20 Dec 2007, at 20:36, Pete MacKenzie wrote:

I’m quite happy with the F reeway look but if you are suggesting the
ability to save a workspace with your most used palettes (including
Actions palette) as implemented in Painter, Photoshop, InDesign etc
I’d go along with that. It is (very mildly) irritating to have to
open the palettes at the beginning of each session.
Cheers
Pete

On 20 Dec 2007, at 20:05, what the wrote:

Anyway I if this is going to be the way can some one add a direct
Actions button to open the Actions floating palette… as when I
restart FW it and the tools are all hidden…


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Freeway will remember the location and visibility of all palettes at
the time that it quits. When you switch to another application, all
of the palettes are hidden (same as any other Mac application that
uses palettes – little apps like Photoshop for example. But unlike
those apps, if you manage to quit Freeway without bringing it to the
foreground, it will remember that the palettes weren’t showing. For
example, if you have Freeway running, and another application active,
and quit Freeway by clicking on its icon in the dock and selecting
the Quit option, then the palettes will all be closed the next time
you start Freeway. But if Freeway is the front-most application when
you quit it, it will remember all of its palette locations and
visibility for the next time.

The fact that it doesn’t do this when the application is quit “in the
background” is a bug, and has been reported as such.

Walter

On Dec 20, 2007, at 5:37 PM, Colin Alcock wrote:

May I add my vote for this one, too, please. As a copywriter who is
only a part time web designer, I’m not leaving Freeway open all the
time and have always found the closed of palettes on launch a little
irritating. I’d rather it was the other way around - all opening on
launch - then I could just click and close one if I didn’t need it.

Colin

On 20 Dec 2007, at 20:36, Pete MacKenzie wrote:

I’m quite happy with the F reeway look but if you are suggesting the
ability to save a workspace with your most used palettes (including
Actions palette) as implemented in Painter, Photoshop, InDesign etc
I’d go along with that. It is (very mildly) irritating to have to
open the palettes at the beginning of each session.
Cheers
Pete

On 20 Dec 2007, at 20:05, what the wrote:

Anyway I if this is going to be the way can some one add a direct
Actions button to open the Actions floating palette… as when I
restart FW it and the tools are all hidden…


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Thanks for the info, Walter.

I thought I’d launched Freeway with the palettes open on some
occasions - now I know why and it wasn’t just my aged brain playing
tricks!

As to “what the’s” comments on the interface, it may not be Leopard,
but it’s practical and smart, in the main. Importantly it’s efficient
and while Leopard may have the advantage on looks, it must also carry
a heavier processing overhead to produce all it’s styling and tricks.
I’m no Luddite, but sometimes ‘simple’ also means ‘more productive’ -
and less memory hogging.

How often to we hear complaints about the document processing powers
of Microsoft Word when all someone wants is a basic word processor?
For web design, Freeway does it’s job cleanly and leaves you, the the
web designer, to make the sites look great with the freedom to add in
what ever whistles and bells you need through ‘Actions’ and snippets
of code (often ready prepared elsewhere).

Nevertheless, it’s always a case of striking a balance and I do
appreciate Leopard’s whizzy features. Roll on FPro 5!

Colin

On 21 Dec 2007, at 02:23, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

… if Freeway is the front-most application when
you quit it, it will remember all of its palette locations and
visibility for the next time.


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