Does PathFinder 8.5 have the shelf yet?

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David Mosedale

26 May, 2019 04:11 PM

I think the subject says it all...?

Because it's not only me who won't be upgrading until it does...

David

  1. 1 Posted by kutenai on 26 May, 2019 06:59 PM

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    I agree with this. I won't upgrade to 8.5. I'm thinking of downgrading to 7 to get shelves back.

    I dislike modules completely. I don't like a single thing about them.
    Maybe if modules where shelves I'd like them, but until they are shelves, I hate them.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 30 May, 2019 07:24 PM

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    Hi David and Kutenai,

    Thanks for messaging us!

    We don't plan to bring back shelves to Path Finder.
    However, we are open to bringing back some of the shelves functionality like retracting and restoring of shelves, but now for a group of modules, etc. 

    Which features from the shelves component were most useful for you? I will be glad to forward your feedback to our developers.

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  3. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 May, 2019 07:24 PM.

  4. kutenai re-opened this discussion on 30 May, 2019 07:44 PM

  5. 3 Posted by kutenai on 30 May, 2019 07:44 PM

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    The feature of the shelves I miss is the ability to open and close them.
    If this same capability existed for "modules", that would be sufficient
    for me.

    I don't alwas want the preview/information windows there, but when I
    want them, I don't want to have to go to the menu, open the modules, and
    drag them in.
    I want to be able to have them available quickly when I need them, and
    make them hide/go away just as quickly when I do not.

    The current module system is far far far more distracting as it takes
    many steps to add in a preview + info window.

  6. 4 Posted by kutenai on 30 May, 2019 07:49 PM

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    I would like to point out that, should you choose to implement a
    "show/hide" modules feature, there are 3 possible ways to implement it.
    Given the example below.

    If you close/hide the info/preview, you could do one of 2 things:
    - Expand the dual panes to fill the space
    - close/hide the modules, keeping the other windows the same (i.e. the
    right area is removed, and the window size decreases)

    Ideally there could be an option to select either functionallity.
    If that is not practical, then I would suggest opting to keep the window
    the same size, and expand the dual-panes to fill the space.
    One reason to hide the bar is to  gain extra space for navigating
    The other reason would be to reduce space for the Pathfinder app,
    revealing more of the underlying windows (2nd option)

    Cheers,

    Ed

  7. 5 Posted by kutenai on 30 May, 2019 08:32 PM

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    In my previous post, I made this statement

    I dislike modules completely. I don't like a single thing about them.
    Maybe if modules where shelves I'd like them, but until they are shelves, I hate them.
    
    I should really revise that statement.
    Modules are fine, what I dislike is the ability to easily show/hide configured modules, which is what shelves allowed.

    So, no, I don't completely disllke them, conceptually they are fine, but they need a quick way to slide them in/out.

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 30 May, 2019 08:45 PM

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    Hi David,

    Thank you for your detailed suggestion!

    I have forwarded your message to our developers as a feature request.

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions/ideas arise. 

    Best regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 May, 2019 08:45 PM.

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