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JKSH

Expand (or allow expansion of) NI software installer GUI

Status: New
by Active Participant JKSH on ‎02-12-2013 08:52 PM

The list of available LabVIEW modules and device drivers is very long. Their names tend to be long too, which is compounded by the many levels of nesting. Modern screens are large.

 

Given all that, why are we selecting software components by scrolling around a tiny window which can't be expanded?

 

tinyinstaller.png

(Note: most of the trees above aren't exen opened yet!)

 

 

Proposal: Make the window bigger (vertically and horizontally), or resizeable, or both.

 

Thanks for listening!

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by Member heel ‎02-13-2013 09:18 AM - edited ‎02-13-2013 09:19 AM

Agreed this is very annoying. See this as well..

remov LV layout.png

In general - too many of the system dialog boxes are not designed with usabilty in mind. Another example is reported in this idea excange.

by Active Participant JKSH on ‎02-18-2013 08:20 PM

And this:

NIDevSuite2012.png

by Active Participant JKSH on ‎02-28-2013 02:27 AM

This isn't software installer GUI, but has the same issue (perhaps I should change the title of this idea?)

 

ethercat.png

by Active Participant X. ‎03-05-2013 03:45 PM - edited ‎03-05-2013 03:46 PM
by Active Participant joaopam on ‎03-21-2013 12:14 PM

Yes! This idea is awesome. It's necessary!

I freak out everytime I have to use the horizontal scroll bar in tiny spaces.

 

Thank you for proposing this.

by Active Participant joaopam on ‎03-21-2013 12:15 PM

Yes! This idea is awesome. It's necessary!

I freak out everytime I have to use the horizontal scroll bar in tiny spaces.

 

Thank you for proposing this.

by Active Participant JKSH on ‎03-25-2013 09:55 PM
by Active Participant JKSH on ‎04-25-2013 10:58 PM
by Member LeifS on ‎05-24-2013 02:45 AM

I agree and it should, as mentioned above, be applied to A LOT of dialogs in the IDE!

Resizeable is the way to go, let the user decide.

by Active Participant JKSH on ‎05-28-2013 02:16 AM

Thank you everyone who've voiced your support so far! If you have any screenshots of excessively cramped dialogs, feel free to post them here.

 

I think the title of this idea should be changed... its scope has grown heaps :smileyvery-happy:

 

Anyway, here's another:

module_cfg.png

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