Re: [V4Protocol] minor suggestion
- ok, NOW i understand - the entire text window is really one 'system'
and you copy the text from entry to session - and changing font
within/during the copy is cumbersome and could introduce
inconsistencies. every line/variable of new code could interfere with
a line/variable of previously written code. (is the base code old
enough to be called 'legacy'? <G>)
i can/will deal with it... i've got enough problems with my spelling
errors that the 'similar' colors are a minor issie.
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Rick Muething <rmuething@...> wrote:
> It is not desirable and more confusing to alter a text font when moving it
> from the keyboard text box to the session text box. The session text box
> supports more colors and fonts (including italic, bold, strikethrough and 5
> colors). The program won't let you go back and edit gray text in the
> keyboard window anyway... it is there only to allow you to quickly see in
> one spot (without the intermixed in and outbound text in the session window)
> all the text you have typed. Blue italic text is editable before being sent
> to the outbound queue. Its been this way about the last month or more and
> there have been no complaints....When it comes to colors and fonts you can
> never please all the people all the time but I think keeping them constant
> in the implementation is less confusing than giving the user unlimited
> options....its hard enough to write the help and get anyone to read it
> Rick KN6KB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Swift
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:45 PM
> To: V4Protocol@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [V4Protocol] minor suggestion
> i understand the problem with so many different texts and so few colors
> i suspect that one of the problems i'm seeing is that ALL text in the
> keyboard box is italicized... perhaps if the queued text was bold-ed
> or un-italicized it might help.
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Rick Muething <rmuething@...> wrote:
>> If you look at the details of the Main form (in the help) you’ll see that
>> there are several colors and type fonts used. For example red
>> strikethrough text is used in the Session window to indicate FEC data
>> received but that cannot be corrected (exceeds the FEC capability), Black
>> bold text indicated ARQ data received and is fully corrected, Purple text
>> is status etc.
>> The fonts colors used are all in the help and designed to be different and
>> distinct so not to add to confusion. By leaving the sent text in the
>> keyboard box as dark gray it allows you to see easily in one spot all the
>> text that was typed but distinguishes it from new text (blue italic) which
>> has yet to be sent to the outbound buffer.
>> Rick KN6KB
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