Does anyone know how to turn off the new 2012 Mini-Toolbar?
I realise it will probably require editing the registry. I'm fine with that.
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Not the Marking Menu, I'm OK with that. I'm talking about the below.
I want one, not both. The Mini-Toolbar would've been fine if it was complete, but it isn't. I've submitted a Support request about this.
Basically, they're telling us 1.00 + 0.99 = 1.00. They couldn't fool an 8 year old with that, yet Autodesk thinks they can fool adults with nonsense like that.
I got a reply from Autodesk saying there's no way to switch off the Mini-Toolbar that tags along with the roll-up dialog window for extrusions, cuts, etc.
But there may be an option in the future, as this has been requested.
I'd be interested to know how many people will switch it off if they had the option... 'Kudos' this post if you are one of those who will switch it off, because it seems to me that I'm the only person in the world crying about this.
I'm bring this back up to the top of the discussion group just because I does like the mini toolbars so much. I'm always looking under the wrong down arrow for what I want. I hate it, I hate it. And I can't get rid of it. Autodesk you need to try something else. How about a dialog box with all I need right in front of me. How does that sound.
I would turn it off because its more clicks to select options. 1 to open the drop down and 1 to select. Going to the full (old) dialog box is much faster as all options are visible and clickable. Just another example autodesk devoting resources to gimmicks instead of functionality, and we still cant set a default value for distance and direction
I would toggle it off. It has no purpose other than cluttering the interface.
There's nothing wrong with dialog boxes. This is professional software for doing professional work, it doesn't need to be pretty it needs to be functional. Dialog boxes are functional.
I would be thrilled, however, if they added some sort of customizability to the command defaults. Even "sticky" settings would be a large step forward.
Conversations from an Autodesk programmer....
"hey..We've got this mini-tool bar working but it doesn't have all the functionality of the regular dialog boxes and we don't have time to get it all in there.."
"well thats ok. just leave both and we will fix it later"
3 years later.....
"hey boss, can we finally get rid of the legacy dialog boxes or at least code an option to turn one off?"..
"Nah.. thats time we would have to spend and marketing can't figure out a way to claim that as new functionality..just leave them both still and we will fix it later"
Well, I've stopped paying subscription. Once the dev lead understands what clients want (like customisable dialogue boxes, default distances and directions for extrusions), I'll consider to start paying subscription again. But by that time I might be using Solid Works or Edge again. Really fed up with this half baked interface, pathetic.
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