A Widescreen Blender-Style Interface
BrendaEM wrote: Chris M, well the communication miss was probably a good thing, the editor should probably be wider anyway : )
A button can be used to expand the Run menu like this.
The menu can even go over the jog controls, but not over the Persistent Machine specific controls, or the immutable Estop controls.
(The Large Log expansion button would need to be grayed out.)
Note the two images showing are the same, but I figured out what you did.
Can't say I'm a fan of that - you lose your DRO that way and usually adjusting the slit is difficult with a touchscreen with out a large handle.
I also noted that you do not display currently used gcodes or mcodes - is that a oversight or by design?
I've added some code to qtvcp based on you requirements so this is a good exercise for me!
Chris, there is a little full-screen button on both the standard Run Menu, and the expanded Run menu. It toggles it.
Well, the expanded Run menu has to cover something???
The hope is that the expanded Run toggle can be fast enough so click on/off at will whenever the Run menu is showing.
There are current modal G and M codes, in the MDI menu. I hadn't noticed them in Axis's G-code window. I am not even a pedestrian at G-Code.
The interface design is coming to last proverbial corner. As I posted, a single person, versioning multiple icon sizes, of an interface with open change requests would be a nightmare for me, and an (in)efficient use of time. Soon. And yes, I will post the .svg source file for the whole kit and cabootle, which oddly, is only 2.8MB. As if it matters, the interface version is 243.
There are only a few weeks left I can work on this, perhaps 2 at the outside before I export everything, and post a proposal.
BrendaEM wrote: I am drawing the interface out in Inkscape because it's open and free, using open fonts.
Inkscape uses SVG natively. And SVG can have active elements.
This probably isn't the way to go, though.