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Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar

Posted By: N3M3S1S

Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:13 AM

Which one do you prefer?

I prefer the switch bar myself. But I'm starting to like the tree.
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:14 AM

I use the switchbar. Never really liked tree menus.
Posted By: jaytea

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:24 AM

switchbar of course!
Posted By: 5618

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:54 AM

Treebar definitely. Way too many windows to make the switchbar feasible.
Posted By: RoCk

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 03:42 PM


Switchbar. I just wish we still had the buttons like before.
Posted By: mbab

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 04:49 PM

Was using switchbar at first but changed to treebar just to test it,and using it ever since =0P
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 09:36 PM

yup, same here. Was partial to the switchbar for the longest, then had to many windows open so I switched to the treeview
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 10:55 PM

I see so its about 50/50 I'd say? Anyone else?

BTW thanks for the feedback this is going towards which of the two will be featured as the default in my mIRC project
Posted By: maconga

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:25 PM

I use Treebar.

I use the treebar, as I am in 8 servers and in 50+ channels all the time.
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 28/09/10 11:33 PM

Well when you look at it, the tree bar is designed to manage more server windows and channel windows etc. than the switch bar. The tree bar can easily handle 2x or more windows than what the switch bar can, and with the collapsible branches it makes room for that much more.

I'm only on 3 servers with a total of 22 widows open through out. and the switch bar is probably 2/3 full. With the tree bar with all items displayed on the tree, it takes up a little over half of the bar.
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 29/09/10 11:32 AM

Yes, if you're in tons of channels, treebar makes more sense. Personally, I just stay in channels where I either offer help/support or chat with friends, so the number of channels I am in is far less than some others.

I *might* consider using the treebar if it offered background support the way that the switchbar does. Since I can't really theme it to match the rest of my mIRC, I don't really care to use it. I'm sure there's a DLL somewhere that can do that, but I don't want more DLLs than I already have. Anyhow, just personal preference. wink
Posted By: hixxy

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 29/09/10 09:56 PM

Switchbar for a few channels, treebar for a lot of channels.
Posted By: firefox

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 30/09/10 10:32 AM

switchbar
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 30/09/10 10:56 AM

Hmm seems like its still 50/50

Nice
Posted By: pball

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 30/09/10 04:57 PM

Switchbar for pball. I'm only in 5 servers and 15 chans. I actually made a script that lets me easily hide status/chan/@windows etc from the switchbar.
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 30/09/10 06:26 PM

pball that sounds cool. A useful tool for us switchbar lovers! lol
Posted By: pball

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 01/10/10 02:19 AM

Originally Posted By: N3M3S1S
pball that sounds cool. A useful tool for us switchbar lovers! lol


Since you said that here is a link to it. It's quite simple and does @windows, status windows, chans, and queries. It only does @windows/chans/queries for the server you are currently on. Just right click on any of the above types of windows and you get the option.

http://pball.pastebin.com/7Yb3dNV7

There is one quirk to the script, if you hide a window then open it either via the Window menu list or another way. The right click option won't show that's it's still "hidden" and will hide it again. That's just because of how it checks the window state.
Also I can't seem to get dcc chat window states so I can't really add this for them.
Posted By: Horstl

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 01/10/10 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: pball
Also I can't seem to get dcc chat window states so I can't really add this for them.

You can use window IDs, for example:
$window(@ $+ $send(1).wid).state
window -ra $+(@,$get(someone,2).wid)
Posted By: pball

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 03/10/10 01:23 AM

Thanks man, that really helped. I figured there was a way just didn't know how.

updated with DCC chat windows
http://pball.pastebin.com/UVsN2yVP
Posted By: Thels

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 03/10/10 09:33 AM

Switchbar would be way too cluttered for me. Treebar, please!
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 04/10/10 06:17 AM

Nice script pball you should let me add that to the next version of my script wink
Posted By: pball

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 06/10/10 03:43 AM

What script might that be?

Go ahead and use it if you want. If you give me credit sweet, if not nothing lost for me.
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 06/10/10 03:56 AM

Its nothing too special, it is still in the beta testing pages. Its on hawkee. Just search my user name N3M3S1S on hawkee to see all my scripts.

I decided to make the switch bar the default choice in my script, but I added a popup menu for the status window allowing you to change back and forth between status and tree bars. laugh
Posted By: Talon

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 06/10/10 03:29 PM

For me, it's always been the switchbar. I've had tons of channels and queries open on several irc networks to the point where you can't read the buttons on the switchbar but I still manage hehe, I hate the treebar, its just ugly and unthemable, maybe possible with a DLL but i'm anti-DLL and prefer to make everything i want/need in 100% mSL.
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 07/10/10 03:00 AM

True. I don't mind the tree bar too much. But eh.

Why anti-DLL? DLLs allow for more features to be added to your mSL script. Using a DLL is still using mSL all the calling commands for the DLL are done in mSL. Now the programming language that makes the DLL is different, but you dont utilize that language in the mSL script that uses that DLL.
Posted By: MeStinkBAD

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 07/10/10 07:53 AM

Originally Posted By: N3M3S1S
True. I don't mind the tree bar too much. But eh.

Why anti-DLL? DLLs allow for more features to be added to your mSL script. Using a DLL is still using mSL all the calling commands for the DLL are done in mSL. Now the programming language that makes the DLL is different, but you dont utilize that language in the mSL script that uses that DLL.


DLLs influence stability... their biggest problem.

BTW... there's also the Window menu...
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 07/10/10 10:21 PM

Well the crappy DLLs are unstable, and the older DLLs dont work with the newer versions of mIRC, but there are some good solid DLLs out there. DCX is a good example of a nice DLL.
Posted By: Masoud

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 08/10/10 09:15 AM

Change the "Lines" of Switchbar and your problem will be solved :P
Treebar sucks
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 08/10/10 10:49 PM

Many parts of DCX are incompatible with Windows 7 and/or mIRC 7.*
Posted By: N3M3S1S

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 09/10/10 10:16 PM

I'm sure a new version will come out eventually. It works good with XP and 6.35 wink

I know I need to update to a newer OS but I like XP
Posted By: Knoeki

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 16/11/10 08:29 AM

On my netbook, I use switchbar, as I have very few channels to join, and want to have as much space in width as possible. On my desktop, I have a lot more space in the width, and I generally am on a lot more channels/networks, so I use the treebar.

So yeah, sometimes one, sometimes the other. Or both when mIRC is set all to default and I haven't changed anything yet.
Posted By: vinifera

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 16/11/10 11:33 PM

last time used switchbar was on 6.03
since treebar was introduced, never went back to switchbar

much more clean UI
and now when widescreen monitors are dominant
theres no lack of space in width so treebar is suitable

the only problem is lack of font size/type setting for it
atleast on older versions...
Posted By: landonsandor

Re: Which do you prefer? Switchbar vs. Treebar - 17/11/10 03:40 AM

I started using treebar right off the bat and while Im not an IRCer anymore, it's still locked on treebar.
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