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by dew
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Custom layouters (element positions + size)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Custom layouters (element positions + size)

If I had to generalize the idea, a layouter would be a way to set item's properties with computed values. A layouters would be an implementation that set X and Y. I'm not a fan of a new editor because usually it locks you in a specific case. In my opinion it's legitimate only when it's frequently u...
by dew
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Great picture! Yes of course I like the idea. And of course it's a massive change in the architecture ;-) The only way to do this properly is to rework some fundamental aspects of the app in a way it would make it incompatible with previous versions. For this reason I never implemented the class ba...
by dew
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Thanks :) Whether anytime soo or for a coming V2 update - this feature is one of the most powerful upgrades for LL and would let it stand out a lot against the competition! You could basically create your own custom widgets which include all elements from LL plus all widgets of your phone plus scrip...
by dew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

What's really important: Instances shall CHANGE when the original class is changed. They are always linked to the original design of the template class. This shall work even when there are instances of the class already existing. These instances will change when you change the design of the template...
by dew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Once you have some template classes defined you can press [+], go to the tab "templates" (which has yet to be added...) and select your own class. This creates an instance of that class with its own instance properties that can be changed. It would feel like your own template classes were always par...
by dew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Because a picture is worth a thousand words I took the time to illustrate how template classes could be used. The example constructs a template class that can be used for apps in order to give them a custom layout with a badge, a background circle and a label. You could imagine much more complex des...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Custom layouters (element positions + size)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Custom layouters (element positions + size)

....while having the rest of parameters (scaling and rotation) independent. Not necessarily independent - I would allow to override and enforce certain values if desired. But independence is one option for sure. If the user likes to override scale and / or rotation for all elements of a layouter in...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Custom layouters (element positions + size)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Custom layouters (element positions + size)

Well the problem with doing it by script is basically the assigment of elements to positions. You really want to do this with editor support! So tapping on a position to select or create an element there. With a script it might be doable but it would not be maintanable when changing positions of ele...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Yes you're basically right. However the "public properties" of template classes are overridden in the other direction. While the current properties are overriden on a hierarchy level below template properties are overriden a level ABOVE the defined template class. Because each template class defines...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Custom layouters (element positions + size)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Custom layouters (element positions + size)

Well, I don|t think that a script could helps in this case. The problem is that a script won't respect interactive changes like scaling, rotating and so on. I made a graphics to show what custom grids and polygonal placement mean in my understanding. The main difference for the "custom" grid is that...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Custom layouters (element positions + size)
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Custom layouters (element positions + size)

Currently the positions of elements are defined by two mechanisms: - grid (fixed height, width, dimensions) - freely (detached from grid) Both mechanisms are very useful and desired. I now propose a third mechanism which instroduces user defined layouters. A layouter would control where objects are ...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Template classes for user defined complex item instances (re-usable)

Regarding elements which are made of multiple other elements (compound objects) it would be wonderful to be able to define a "template class" for such elements in order to instance them multiple times. Changing the template would also change all instances of this compound object. This would allow to...
by dew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Badges with notification counts for selected apps
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Badges with notification counts for selected apps

Hm, sure, premissions are something - but requesting them as late as possible would still allow to offer this feature while not distracting users that don't want that permission. Regarding Multitool I had a look at it. While Multitool can theoretically provide notification counts for each app there ...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Badges with notification counts for selected apps
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Badges with notification counts for selected apps

Actually this idea is stolen from Total Launcher but it makes perfectly sense to add this feature to LL as well. In fact it's something that I am currently missing in LL to really leave behind Total Launcher. How does it work? Well basically the number of available notifications per selected app is ...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: App Updates
Topic: V14.3 beta5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: V14.3 beta5

Pierrot wrote: > None of A or B :) I'm talking about: > C) When two or more folders are open, all with the setting enabled, tapping > outside one will also close the others (because the event traverses all > layers). I but if "traverses all layers" means that nesting is also affected i.e. bypassed i...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: App Updates
Topic: V14.3 beta5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: V14.3 beta5

Pierrot wrote: > None of A or B :) I'm talking about: > C) When two or more folders are open, all with the setting enabled, tapping > outside one will also close the others (because the event traverses all > layers). > > Yes, closing only the first folder is what should be done. I need to figure > a...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Clipping and alpha masks for objects
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Clipping and alpha masks for objects

Please have a look at this tutorial here: https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-use-android-media-effects-with-opengl-es--cms-23650 and the info here: https://arm-software.github.io/opengl-es-sdk-for-android/introduction_to_shaders.html I believe this is the missing link between having a widget...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Unified selection for apps AND widgets
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Unified selection for apps AND widgets

It can be kept in memory but there's no way to know something changed. Keeping the list up to date is an issue because keeping track of modified is currently another issue. Maybe it should only be cached for as long as LL is the foreground app. When it looses and regains focus then you could flag t...
by dew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Bug Report
Topic: Copying widget items doesn't work as intended
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Copying widget items doesn't work as intended

Ok, I understand. It's a bit strange that Android doesn't support standard API calls for 1 + 3. Because it would allow a preset manager and stuff. Really strange. But if it's not too much effort to use the non-guaranteed non-standard interface for 1 + 3 would you eventually add this functionality as...
by dew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Unified selection for apps AND widgets
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Unified selection for apps AND widgets

Currently when adding a widget the displayed list is loaded every time I tap [+] to add a widget. There is no search box and the loading time is enormous for my 700+ apps / widgets. The app selection on the other hand caches apps nicely, allows me to search and zoom, offers custom rearranging of fav...
by dew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Bug Report
Topic: Copying widget items doesn't work as intended
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Copying widget items doesn't work as intended

When copying widgets I always get errors that the object could not be found. Tapping the element then requires to re-configure the widget. This is not really a copy its like adding a fresh instance of the same widget with no configuration and additionally getting an error message. Please have a look...
by dew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: App Updates
Topic: V14.3 beta5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: V14.3 beta5

Thanks for this update :) Regarding the "tap outside folder to close it" thing I have two findings: - It was ON by default on my phone after the update! I did nothing to enable it and windows now close autopmatically. (For me that's ok.) - The "outside" gesture which auto-closes the window is consum...
by dew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Clipping and alpha masks for objects
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Clipping and alpha masks for objects

Hm, ok? Have not been messing with Android code so far but have been doing some graphics programming (OpenGL, DirectX) for my dev jobs. Is it possible in Android to render a widget (or any other element) to a hardware resident texture (render-to-texture, i.e. using a HW texture as RGBA frame buffer ...
by dew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Markdown support for texts + better editor
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Markdown support for texts + better editor

Okay, thanks for your support πŸ‘ When mixing is not possible then the default could be markdown unless the user explicitly changes it to HTML.
Or eventually it's better offering a dropdown to select the renderer for text like "plain text", "markdown", "HTML". Would make it clear what happens.
by dew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Clipping and alpha masks for objects
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Clipping and alpha masks for objects

Yes, I know that setting negative values there could clip off content. But its (a) trial-and-error (b) not very user friendly and (b) not really flexible if the cutout needs to be more complicated. Also alpha-masks are not possible at all for widgets or other objects besides icons. It would be amazi...
by dew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Add vector graphics as addable elements
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Add vector graphics as addable elements

Wanted to clarifiy my inital request a little bit. The main differences and the biggest advantages over custom views are these: - no code required, therefore usable by everyone - directly accessible through the [+] menu - extensive UI editor for interactively adding and editing all vector elements T...
by dew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Markdown support for texts + better editor
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Markdown support for texts + better editor

Yay, it makes formatting very simple for everyday scenarios but at the same time still allows embeded HTML snippets for advanced formatting and effects :)
by dew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Clipping and alpha masks for objects
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Clipping and alpha masks for objects

No love? No opinions? What I am looking for is an easy way to: - add advanced transparency to objects (widgets, panels, custom views, etc...) -> alpha mask - add clipping masks to objects (widgets, panels, custom views, etc...) to cut out interesting parts of objects -> clipping mask Both vector (po...
by dew
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Outside event for windows (e.g. to close it)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Outside event for windows (e.g. to close it)

Okay, sounds good as the open windows were a little annoying.

I believe simply fixing the issue vs providing an user-overridable "outside event" does not make that big difference because you have to detect something like said "outside event" anyways.

Thanks πŸ‘
by dew
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Add vector graphics as addable elements
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Add vector graphics as addable elements

Well I had a look and while it's eventually doable this way it's still a lot more cumbersome than having dedicated elements which provide the listed graphic elements from my OP plus providing the associated properties in a UI. I believe it does make a difference in terms of usability and reaching no...
by dew
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Add vector graphics as addable elements
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Add vector graphics as addable elements

Ah, sorry... You already posted a link πŸ˜‚
by dew
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Add vector graphics as addable elements
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Add vector graphics as addable elements

Well the advantage would be usability and ease of use. When LL supports graphics elements as direct elements with associated UI to configure them then it's much quicker to add and manage these elements than having to script this by hand. This would also reach more users because the elements are easy...
by dew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Markdown support for texts + better editor
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Markdown support for texts + better editor

Text can already contain HTML elements and this way format the text itself. However HTML is somethimes a bit cumbersome when you want to only make minor text formattings. I suggest to add support for markdown so that adding basic formatting is possible with little effort. Nested HTML would then stil...
by dew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Clipping and alpha masks for objects
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Clipping and alpha masks for objects

When adding a widget it's currently not possible to hide a specific part of it explicitly. Sometimes it would be handy to be able to define a "clipping mask" to define what's shown and what's hidden. Besides clipping - which is sort of a hard alpha mask - it would also be nice to have a "soft" alpha...
by dew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Outside event for windows (e.g. to close it)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Outside event for windows (e.g. to close it)

Maybe I don't know really how to do it - but currently its seems not possible to auto-close a window by tapping outside of it - on something else e.g. The window always stays open until you hit back. It would be nicer if it was (optionally) possible to auto-close the window when tapping or sliding o...
by dew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestion
Topic: Add vector graphics as addable elements
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Add vector graphics as addable elements

Currently it's not possible to add scalable vector objects to a desktop or folder or panel. I suggest the following vector graphics elements as natively implemented elements to be addable from LL directly with the suggested parameters. All elements shall of course be scalable, rotatable etc. as vect...