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Theme - User interface - 11.3.1 ui version

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:16 am
by intika

First, thank you for your amazing work on this application it's really a great tool :)

I would suggest to add an option to restore the v11 user interface, the new one could be horrible for users with some specific screen resolutions.
I tried to tune the theme, and create one similar to the v11 version but still some fonts are still huge, buttons and menus also... and it take a lot of time to just get it to look like v11 interface. i end up downgrading to v11 (it was like a release lol)

Would be really nice to be able to choose the user interface between (v2016 / v11) on a future version.

Thanks a lot ;)

Re: Theme - User interface - 11.3.1 ui version

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:22 pm
by VueSoft
Hi intika, welcome to the forums and thank you for the feedback. I'll add an option to reduce the menu and button sizes and I'll post a reply when this change is available.

I've attached the v11 theme. It doesn't include the older (small) icons and it won't decrease the menu sizes. However, the colors will match what your'e used to. Personally, I think the 2016 user interface looks great, but I might be biased because I'm the one that designed the new appearance theme and created all the new icons (about 900 of them).

In any case, to use the old appearance theme, unzip the theme file to the folder where VueMinder was installed. Open the Appearance Options and pick "VueMinder_v11" from the list.

Re: Theme - User interface - 11.3.1 ui version

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:04 am
by intika

Thank you Dan for you answer :)

The new theme is cool and it match the windows 8/10 theme and philosophy (everything big lol) but as i said for some screen resolution it could be too big.

Good work for what you achieve since you started your application it's really unique and answer the agenda needs very well, there is no real efficient alternative like yours ! (we could think it's a lot of thanks but i really think it)

To be honest here is what bother me in details in the new theme. (this is a personal opinion)
1. Goog idea of increasing size of menus but it's too big, 70~80% of current size will be perfect (by the way very nice idea grouping the menus items)
2. Icon size on the desktop calendar is way too big the old size was perfect i think we use that desktop calendar to have a quick look, an overall quick view, while we use the main application to edit etc. i think all buttons are not really needed there. and certainly not at that size.
3. Calendar list size is too big for me, i love to have an overall view with all my calendar categories, in the new version i have to scroll up/down so we loose the clarity of having a full view. (i think it's caused by the icons size on that list)
4. New icon size on the main application on the main bar is okay, it make them more visible, a text hint on every icon would be nice.
5. Size of the tabs bar (icon + text) i think it's too big for it's function, i prefer having it smaller to give the calendar itself more screen space (kind a excel tabs).

This is my personal thoughts.

Any way thanks a lot ;)

Re: Theme - User interface - 11.3.1 ui version

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:06 pm
by VueSoft
Hi intika, thanks for the feedback. I'll this in mind as I work on additional releases.