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*Jaquith, Walt
Message 1 of 7 (54 Views)

For the third time today....

54 Views, 6 Replies
11-11-2002 08:52 AM
...Inventor has decided that itself, and not me, should have the privilege
of deciding where my toolbars, panel bar and browser should be placed. It
doesn't even crash to do it. I leave Inventor crunching a view redraw or
something, check E-mail (that's why I have dual processors, right?), and
when I come back it's a brand new day.

I found the one where my pull-down menus ended up underneath several
toolbars particularly entertaining. I didn't even know you could do that.
If I stuck them on the side, would they pop out horizontally?

Otto Deskus: "Dear boy, we succeeded in forcing you to use the panel bar,
but it's clearly not enough. Your problems will persist until you admit
that you *like* the panel bar. No other option is acceptable."

(sigh)
Walt
*Howard, Jeff
Message 2 of 7 (54 Views)

Re: For the third time today....

11-11-2002 08:59 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
I wonder if you say it, it can tell if you mean it?

8~)
============================

"Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
news:1872A75B04F5C4BC339D757D23A25780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
...Otto Deskus: "Dear boy, we succeeded in forcing you to use the panel bar,
but it's clearly not enough. Your problems will persist until you admit
that you *like* the panel bar. No other option is acceptable."

(sigh)
Walt
*Jaquith, Walt
Message 3 of 7 (54 Views)

Re:

11-11-2002 09:07 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
My neck's got a bit of a bend in it. I'm not sure I could get that big a
lie out.

G'night
Walt

"Jeff Howard" wrote in message
news:FDB6389306D4A1CB61134ACEA4BDEB15@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I wonder if you say it, it can tell if you mean it?
>
> 8~)
> ============================
>
> "Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
> news:1872A75B04F5C4BC339D757D23A25780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> ...Otto Deskus: "Dear boy, we succeeded in forcing you to use the panel
bar,
> but it's clearly not enough. Your problems will persist until you admit
> that you *like* the panel bar. No other option is acceptable."
>
> (sigh)
> Walt
>
>
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 4 of 7 (54 Views)

Re:

11-11-2002 10:13 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
Walt you and I will have to form the Toolbar Rebel Alliance and combat the
evil Imperial (and I don't mean vs. metric) Panel Bar empire. I got a
wookie and a small green creature that speaks in strange sentences (and I
don't mean Larry) and they are ready to join the fight.

I can just hear that panel bar breathing
----
Sean Dotson
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak...
----
"Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
news:901B6EA9C9E84B2248EC1455BB80791E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> My neck's got a bit of a bend in it. I'm not sure I could get that big a
> lie out.
>
> G'night
> Walt
>
> "Jeff Howard" wrote in message
> news:FDB6389306D4A1CB61134ACEA4BDEB15@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I wonder if you say it, it can tell if you mean it?
> >
> > 8~)
> > ============================
> >
> > "Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
> > news:1872A75B04F5C4BC339D757D23A25780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > ...Otto Deskus: "Dear boy, we succeeded in forcing you to use the panel
> bar,
> > but it's clearly not enough. Your problems will persist until you admit
> > that you *like* the panel bar. No other option is acceptable."
> >
> > (sigh)
> > Walt
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Message 5 of 7 (54 Views)

Re:

11-11-2002 11:08 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
LOL!
*Jaquith, Walt
Message 6 of 7 (54 Views)

Re:

11-12-2002 12:06 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
Well, they rejected my application for X-wing pilot (I threw up on my
instructor during the high-g maneuvers test), so unless I can sear them with
sarcasm, I might not be much help.

Seriously, I remember the bad ol' days of MDT. Every so often my toolbar
interface would just implode, and I'd have to reinstall MDT (shudder) to get
it stable again. Why are toolbars such a problem? I work with many
software packages that have them, and none have the kind of problems that
Autodesk products appear to have. Let's face it, if the user interface is
uncomfortable, clumsy or flakey, it's hardly going to make much difference
how awesome the tools are.

WJ
*Bogan, Bill
Message 7 of 7 (54 Views)

Re:

11-16-2002 02:47 AM in reply to: *Jaquith, Walt
I think the problem stems from trying to make toolbars flexible enough for
everyone to
customize to their hearts delight. As a result, every permutation of
customization cannot be
tested. Then with just a few steps, common to you and some others, but not
to those testing
zap toolbar exile or mania - whichever you prefer.

It's either that or there are little yard gnomes outside playing with *BIG*
magnets.
Personally, I favor the yard gnome concept. Can magnets be made to be
selective and
work only on some toolbars and not others? :smileywink:
--
Bill Bogan

"Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:F5CE5F50EB9D2FE45FE37D5CF9F4AE3@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Well, they rejected my application for X-wing pilot (I threw up on my
> instructor during the high-g maneuvers test), so unless I can sear them
with
> sarcasm, I might not be much help.
>
> Seriously, I remember the bad ol' days of MDT. Every so often my toolbar
> interface would just implode, and I'd have to reinstall MDT (shudder) to
get
> it stable again. Why are toolbars such a problem? I work with many
> software packages that have them, and none have the kind of problems that
> Autodesk products appear to have. Let's face it, if the user interface is
> uncomfortable, clumsy or flakey, it's hardly going to make much difference
> how awesome the tools are.
>
> WJ
>
>
>
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