I dont know if this is something that affects all, but thought I would mention it.
When in jAlbum and working in the Album Settings window, if I select the
Custom > Main Colours tab...
As I progress downwards through the various options to the 'Miscellany and Image Counter Meta Data' area and select an option, the opening windows are so far down the screen that the 'Ok - Cancel - Reset' buttons are unavailable due to them having disappeared off the bottom!
Would it be possible to change the habit of these windows from moving downwards on the screen, which seems to be due to their selection point's original position, and to make them ALL open 'Bang in the Middle of the jAlbum window'...
Edited by: RobM on 14-Oct-2019 11:15
Edited by: jGromit on 19-Oct-2019 09:09 - title change
I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean. The Main Colors panel is a single window, with several sub-panels. The sub-panels, like the one for Image Counter and Metadata, don't open up as separate windows. On a very small display, the entire panel might not fit, so there are scroll bars to move up and down. The OK button is always accessible.
Thanks for your reply, I have attached a screenshot showing what I meant.
In the MatrixSlide > Custom > Main Colours tab, I selected 'Thumbstrip marker in expander' (Miscellany) and the popup window sits as it is in the picture, other lower options all do this too and the popup has to be dragged up to reveal the 'OK - Cancel - Reset' buttons.
Its not a great issue and I know you have better things to do but I thought I might ask if these windows could be made to open in the middle of the screen before the MatrixSlide skin is obsolete.
Ah, those are the color selectors. The skin has no control over them - they're part of the jAlbum core. The behavior might be different with a different "look and feel" setting in jAlbum. On a Mac, which is all I have at the moment, those OK Cancel Reset buttons are never hidden - the popup position automatically adjusts to the available viewport.
I have the Look and Feel set to Darcula, this is something I have always seen
and just wanted to try and help tidy it up thats all, its a little annoying knowing the
popup will need dragging to do anything every time its used. Haha
Am perfectly happy with my smaller laptop thank you.
Just to go back to my 'little issue' , the 'Colour Selectors' are very random
in that they open in many different places on the screen, on the right or left and higher or lower.
If it was possible for them to open right in the centre of the jAlbum window, that would be great and the continuity of placement would maybe eliminate the need for a monitor the size of a cinema screen and users may, as time went by, become more familiar with it all... !
To clarify the situation, Peter reports that when he clicks on a color swatch in a skin's UI, the color selector popup is sometimes appearing with part of the window out of the viewport, and inaccessible without dragging the window around.
It appears to be trying to anchor the popup to the color swatch that's been selected, which is fine. But it should also be constrained by the viewport.
On my little Macbook Air, I can't replicate this problem, and I've tried a couple of the look-and-feel settings. The result is consistent - the color selector popup is always fully visible within the viewport. I can't test Windows until next week. I have a suspicion that this might be just a Win7 problem (I seem to recall that Peter is still on it), or perhaps is confined to a particular look-and-feel. Call it a hunch.