Change layout on fullscreen & hide menu bar option.

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l300lvl
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Change layout on fullscreen & hide menu bar option.

Post by l300lvl » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:56 pm

I have a lot of requests I know. I really wish I could help with some of them but I have virtually no coding experience other than web design.

I was wondering if it would be possible to do any of the following:

Have an option to change the layout to a predefined layout when the item is running in full screen aka after hitting F11. This may be a long shot but essentially having a different layout would give more customization options other than just changing the layout manually when you switch to full screen.

Next I was thinking it would be cool if we have the option to either hide the menu bar using a hotkey/shortcut, which would allow hiding it at any time. Or even if there was a button somewhere else to hide/show it.

Then it would be nice if there was also an option to always hide it, if selected, when running in full screen.
Again this may be a long shot too, since having both menu hiding options may conflict with eachother, but it's just an idea.

Thanks again!

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Post by camaron » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:16 am

The first suggestion is very simple: just save the layout you want in full screen. The only difference is that there wont be a shortcut for it.

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Post by l300lvl » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am

The problem with that is, like I mentioned, we have to manually switch layouts when we switch to and from full screen. When using a layout for fullscreen and switching back to even maximized in my case, theres a huge difference in layouts, and everything looks messy. Putting the fullscreen layout as a windowed layout makes it even messier. If it weren't for manually switching I would not have asked the question.

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Post by l300lvl » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:51 am

Actually I take that back. I guess you were right, as it seems it doesn't look so bad if it was saved in fullscreen, and that layout is used in maximised mode. So I guess that problem IS solved, the only other remaining question is about the menu bar. It would still technically be cool to have seperate layouts though, but this is fine.

Thanks camaron.

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Post by anonbeat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:49 pm

The full screen layout is different than the layout used when its not in full screen mode. To do changes to that layout you must switch to full screen and do the changes you want. Once you switch back from fullscreen to normal mode you will use the layoud you was using without any change.
Dunno if I explained well.

Thanks for your help

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Post by l300lvl » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 am

Do you mean it will have a different layout but of the same name/file when switching from/to full screen? Basically, I would save one in full screen and something totally different in regular mode, both having the same name, and it switches accordingly?

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Post by anonbeat » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:11 am

No, there is only one for full screen.

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Post by l300lvl » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:21 pm

Ok. That is what I originally thought, and after testing it is confirmed, there is only one between fullscreen/normal mode.

Would it at all be possible to have a hotkey to change layouts somehow? Perhaps it would just change through the list of them one at a time?

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Post by l300lvl » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:52 am

OR would it be possible to do what I was thinking you meant it did, and somehow save 2 layouts per file/name, one for fullscreen and one for normal mode? That is, if it can detect when its running in full screen or not? This seems like it would be an easier alternative to adding more to the gui and cluttering things etc?

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Post by anonbeat » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:32 pm

I think that adds too much complexity. You can have layouts defined for full screen and if it was saved being in full screen it should go to full screen with that layout.

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