Jump to content
razorpig

Vertical Screen Real Estate

Recommended Posts

I work mostly on a laptop so vertical screen real estate is always at a premium. I think it would be nice to have the option to dock the toolbar vertically either left or right, especially as the default buttons leave quite a lot of empty space on the toolbar and horizontal real estate seems plentiful. I realize many designers are working on large desktops so this probably isn't much of an issue, but I'd be curious to know how others feel.

PS : I'v posted this in the Designer forum but it applies equally to Photo and Publisher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, razorpig said:

...I think it would be nice to have the option to dock the toolbar vertically either left or right....

Hell yeah. That's the first thing I tried to do when I got these apps (it took a while to figure that I couldn't just "tear it loose" and had to select a menu option to free it). The tools should be a dockable palette like any other - but adjustable in shape to a vertical or horizontal orientation, docked at the right, left, as a tool bar or as a palette alongside others (i.e. in a tabbed arrangement).  At least allow either-side docking (vertically) like Adobe CC, but preferably take the opportunity to offer greater flexibility. It may sound daft but as a right-hander with a Wacom tablet I'm more comfortable not having to swing my arm left and right but have all the tools and palettes on the same side and get to everything with minor wrist movements. It's not a major gripe; at least it can be a floating palette, but I don't understand why the limitation - if  was designing the UI I'd look what competitors offered, incorporate their advantages and think of ways to improve. 


Windows 7 & 10 64-bit, Dual Xeon workstation(s) 64gb RAM, and single i7 laptop 32gb RAM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@AndyQ Cheers Andy - glad it's not just me !

You might also find this thread useful for reclaiming a bit of that vertical real estate - gets rid of the info bar along the bottom if you decide you no longer need it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.