[GPlates-discuss] button to refresh the rotation file
sabin.zahirovic at sydney.edu.au
Mon Oct 24 23:04:34 EST 2011
Hi Carmen and Florian,
Nice to see the discussions already flowing.
I've thought about this too in the past - but thought of a different way to address it. Not sure if it would work for you guys. I would prefer to get rid of the Manage Feature Collections window altogether. I would prefer an ArcGIS-style "Table of Contents" - that is like our current Layers window. Here we can control the visibility, layering - but also the data itself, such as refresh, unload, load, etc. This has the advantage where GIS users will more easily transition to using the GPlates interface. Just a thought...
From: gplates-discuss-bounces at mail.usyd.edu.au [gplates-discuss-bounces at mail.usyd.edu.au] on behalf of Florian Wobbe [Florian.Wobbe at awi.de]
Sent: Monday, 24 October 2011 10:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [GPlates-discuss] button to refresh the rotation file
> Hi all,
> I noticed that when I use GPlates intensively for renewing rotations, a simple "click" to refresh/reload the rotation
> file would save me some time. I know I can do this by having the file manager opened, but I find that extra window opened
> a bit annoying sometimes. Just thought that a simple REFRESH/RELOAD rotation file button on the main GPlates window
> would be more convenient.
maybe this helps as a workaround: On my Mac I usually have the window "Manage Feature Collection" open in the background. You can switch between it and the main GPlates window with a keyboard shortcut. Haven't tried GPlates in a time on Windows, though. I remember that the "Manage Feature Collection" panel used to be sticky-on-top on Windows which of course is annoying and would defeat this hint.
A while ago, I requested an auto-update feature (if a file changes on disk and there are no local unsaved changes). Since changed-file-notifications are provided by modern OS the implementation should not be difficult. I would prefer this solution over more buttons which clutter the interface.
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