Allow top function panel to scroll if too many buttons to fit

Andrew Heard shared this idea 20 months ago
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I noticed that when the right side function panel has more buttons than will fit on the screen that it is possible to scroll this panel up and down - video here - very nice hidden feature. On my phone I can only have a maximum of 5 buttons on the top panel. Instead of this limitation I suggest the top panel can if necessary scroll left & right to show all buttons, similar in operation to the right side panel. Don't place any limit to the number of buttons on either panel, just allow user to tap-drag scroll.

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should be quite easy, not?

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there is enough space in the right panel. So we do not need that in the upper one.

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Let people decide themselves, not patronize them.

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Hehe, I agree with freischneider :).

Anyway, If I implement this, it will have one bigger side effect. Currently, if you place for example 5 items to the top, left panel with extra information (title, map, coordinates etc.) shrink to give these buttons enough space. If I do the panel for buttons scrollable, this "info panel" will have fixed width, so it will never shrink and it is possible that on smaller devices, even 4 buttons in top panel will already scroll. Hope my explanation is clear.

Is this still ok for you?

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Why not add the "info panel" as any other item (button-function/ link) to the function panel configuration. This way the user can decide if they want any info panel at all. At present I "hide" the info panel by having 5 buttons in the top panel as the info panel is generally of no use to me.