Hoping on update of "change icon" functionality and UI

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xenonexia
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 am Post

This based on Win Beta 27, build version 723513.

So, I'm working on a long term project that has created quite a lot of notes beyond the actual writing I've done. And so I've been relying on different functions in order to be able to quickly find my way around the binder. One of those functions is the ability to change icon for different documents.

I'm probably too prolific at importing new icons, as well, And I might hang for that one, I guess. But I'll take it.

What I've noticed, though, is that this specific function feels very much infant 1990's at best, and I miss a lot of feature functionality that I'd just love to see.

NOTE: I do NOT demand that this is something that need to be added immediately, while forcing the Win v.3 to be pushed back any more. Or any somesuch. I just want to give a bit of feedback in hope of having my prayers listened to and eventually answered.

I have no idea how this works on Mac, but in Windows, you are unable to:

1. Sort any items in the icon list.
2. Make any reshuffle of imported icons.
3. Create and use own folders.

4. Delete any already imported icons (this might actually be a bug, as there is such a functionality implied via the +/- buttons in the UI. The minus just won't function. And even though I try to delete a few icons in the add/subtract UI, those same icons will still be there when going back to the "select icon" part of the UI. And when opening manage window, these same previously deleted icons will still be there. So... nothing can be erased, apparently.

5. Reach any icons that have "fallen over the edge" of the "select icons" UI window. There is no scrolling function at all. Which means what falls over the edge is "sort of there", but cannot ever be found again.

6. Add new icons after the "fall over the edge" has occured.
7. Rename already added icons (would truly be great if possible).
8. Sort by character, file type, date added or any other kind of automatic sorting.

This leaves the UI and the functionality of this feature probably useful for those (most people?) who don't use as many different icons as I tend to do. But for me, it is utterly unhelpful beyond a certain point, that - again - in my own case, is quite quickly reached. For me and my preferred mode of use, this is basically a car crash. And I would just love to see some love given to this function one day or another.

And at least the no-subtraction "probable bug" would be great to see fixed, still, sooner rather than later.

What are your thoughts on this function? Do others actually use it, and have others run into the same trouble as I have? What do the support and programmer people think about it? Does it look and function the way it does because it is planned that way, and it is just how it was always meant to be, or can something be done to look these issues over when time and resources allow?
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:52 pm Post

This would be most useful if posted in the beta testing forum, where they are actively looking for this kind of report: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=57.
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xenonexia
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Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:32 pm Post

Yes, I guess. I just decided to post it on here as I've been thinking this might be a general functionality thing for... well pretty much the whole Scrivener eco system. And this was as close as I could get the note out as general feedback, I guess. :mrgreen:

I could cross-post the thing, as long as admins don't shoot me down over doing so, though. :o :wink:
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