Group Format and Style entries for better usability
P2 - Medium
S5 - Suggestion
The number of items in the format style list has reached 30 entries now.
I think it would a good idea to group these entries in 4 or 5 groups, e.g.
page, staff, notes, accidentals, text.
IMV, it would be a good idea to remove the Page and Score sections from the Style dialog, and allow these to be accessed directly from the Format menu (with optional shortcuts). IME, these are frequently-accessed items and it seems counterproductive to have to click 3 times to get to them: i.e. Format > Style > Page/Score.
I don't care if I have to click an extra time to get to the style setting I want, but all of them in one dialog box that is too big is not good. The current dialog box takes up the entire screen and I can barely see the OK button on it. It's definitely in need of being redesigned.
Could you perhaps add a screenshot to this issue for easy reference?
screenshot see attachment
The size of the style window has been reduced. The initial request is still viable.
I have made a table with a proposal, how the items could be sorted. My idea would be some sort of sections in the left selection list box so that items can be found easier and that they are grouped in a logical way.
By the way I propose to move the text styles to a separate menu item from the main-menu/Format. For me it would be more logical to have the access from there.
Really good ideas here! I agree with geetar about often wanting the Score and Page sections separated out
In reply to I have made a table with a… by Bacchushlg
Here is @Bacchushlg's spreadsheet as a Google Sheet which anybody can edit or comment on:
I recommend using a tree view rather than multiple list views for accessibility reasons. This PR creates a FilterableTreeView class and a SearchBox class that can be used to search in the tree view.
If things are beeing changed, it should be considered if Page Settings and Page Style could be combined.