[UI] palette group need icons

• Apr 9, 2012 - 15:57
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

musescore palette has many groups, and inside there are elements.
There is a problem that every time I want to add something, I always expand & fold various groups to see the inside elements icons to find the right group, rather than look at the group names. It will be easier when user can choose from some icons, not from texts.
If you need an example, I noticed that Guitar Pro has a palette too, and it also give each group an icon, so user don't need to expand the group to choose it.

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It would make it appear a little nicer, but it might be difficult to define icons for some of them (e.g. 'Articulations & Ornaments').

Defining icon of group is indeed not that easy, so this is not actually the designer's job, it's the developer's job too. I believe there is a better balance between user interface and program logic, and GP make me feel more comfortable than current MuseScore palette.
GP does have different groups than musescore palette, it also include horizontal line to identify second-class group.
Hope we can do more on this.