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jGromit

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User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 14-Feb-2010 23:48
 
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Take a look at this thread: http://jalbum.net/forum/thread.jspa?threadID=34017&tstart=0

It got me thinking. It would be handy for a user who uses several skins to be able to save a custom hints.jap for each skin without having to edit the file manually, which can be confusing if you're not familiar with the skin's variable names. Installing a new version of a skin also overwrites that file.

The file, e.g., userhints.chameleon.jap or userhints.fotoplayer.jap, would be called up whenever the user chose that skin.
davidekholm

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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 16-Feb-2010 17:23   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I guess the tricky thing is if the UI is to allow the user to decide what settings to save. All settings?
jGromit

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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 16-Feb-2010 17:25   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Yes, I think so. In effect, it would be like "save as default," except for the choice of skin and style. It's more like "save as default" than it is like the normal use of hints.jap.
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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 06-Nov-2013 15:29   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I've come to think that this is more important than I used to believe. It should be implemented by the possibility for the user to create a defaults.jap file in each skin directory. So, there would be one "master" defaults.jap, which selects the skin for new projects, but also a defaults.jap at the skin level so that when the user selects that skin, it comes up with his preferred settings.

Tricky to handle the bundled skins, of course.
jGromit

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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 15-Dec-2017 17:03   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Good things come to those who wait. Six years, ten months. Is this a record?
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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 15-Dec-2017 18:14   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Yes, tell it to André! ;-)
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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 15-Dec-2017 18:16   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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BTW, I already really like this feature! This allows me to set my favorite settings for the various skins I use when testing. Minimal for instance now defaults to showing file names and Turtle always uses hidpi images. It's embarrassing it took so long cause it was easy to implement.
jGromit

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Re: User-generated hints.jap
Posted: 15-Dec-2017 18:18   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Well yes, but see my latest post. Not quite solid yet. :(
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