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Hybrid Editbox suggestion: Editing / Rendered #270054 22/03/22 12:38 AM
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The channel/window editbox displays control characters to allow the user to type them in to create color and bold formatting of their text. There is no way for the user to preview their success in this endeavor.

I propose a hybrid editbox that can switch between displaying control codes, and displaying fully colorized and formatted text.

When the user types, the editbox will revert to the current ability of seeing control codes to edit formatting.

When the user wiggles their mouse, the editbox will switch to a fully rendered formatting view to show what the formatted text looks like.

We can also add some keyboard keys, such as the arrow keys, that will make the editbox switch to rendered view.

When they begin typing text, it will switch back to editing view.

Give /editbox a flag to indicate which view should be set to.


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Re: Hybrid Editbox suggestion: Editing / Rendered [Re: Raccoon] #270055 22/03/22 07:32 AM
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An additional thought. Typing CTRL+B/U/R/K/I could place the editbox into Editor mode, while typing CTRL alone would return the editbox back to Render mode.

Pressing CTRL alone has no other behaviors to conflict with.


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Re: Hybrid Editbox suggestion: Editing / Rendered [Re: Raccoon] #270056 22/03/22 03:19 PM
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Ok for toggling it with control and enabling it with control code, I don't want it to toggle if i put my mouse in the editbox unless that can be disabled.

Re: Hybrid Editbox suggestion: Editing / Rendered [Re: Wims] #270057 22/03/22 04:24 PM
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I was thinking that wiggling the mouse should transform it from Editing mode to Rendered mode, because obviously the user is done typing. It would be a convenient way for lay users to discover the rendered transformation.


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Re: Hybrid Editbox suggestion: Editing / Rendered [Re: Raccoon] #270058 22/03/22 04:43 PM
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I don't necessairly move my mouse at all when typing text, and toggling things with mouse movement only, without even clicking at some point, is a bit crazy

Last edited by Wims; 22/03/22 04:45 PM.