please add "Drag-and-drop" feature to 'Font Faces'

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dash
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please add "Drag-and-drop" feature to 'Font Faces'

Post by dash »

For me the most annoying thing in FontExpert,
is that there is no way to drag-and-drop selected files from 'Font Faces' menu to desired folders(like any in 'groups menu' or in 'File menu'), or to delete files in 'Font Faces' menu after selecting some.

Sure there are 'add to worklist' or 'add to groups' options, which can help you to do that, but its not very comfortable way to do such simple tasks.
btw, you maybe should correct this:
if you use 'add to groups' option for moving/copying files, FontExpert's focus shouldnt jump in to the destination folder right afterwards, window focus and cursor should stay where they are.
Becouse it really complicates things, if youre trying to sort fonts from one folder.(youll have to go back to that folder, and you have to put your cursor back on the last position/file (if you still remember it lol) to continue the sorting)


And i would also love to see another few features from 'Groups' menu in the 'Font Faces' menu.
Mainly: drag-and-drop, cut, copy and delete. This will make few things MUCH more easier and faster to do.

Thank you!
FontExpert is definitely the best Fontmanager out there, please continue your wonderful work on it.
Last edited by dash on Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
dash
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Post by dash »

i have also yet another request ^^:
Is it possible to implement "Save current workspace" feature under the Tools menu? Just like the one that photoshop have: under "Window>Workspace>...".
The feature that will allow you to save/load/delete custom workspace layouts.

I alway use different layouts in FontExpert for different actions(browsing/sorting/ & etc.), and currently its really a pain in the a** to move the windows right everytime.
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Post by admin »

Thank you very much for suggestions, we have put both features for implementation in the following Releases of version 8.0 (after the Release 1 of version 8.0 in August):

1. Drag-n-drop operations in Font Faces view.

2. Saving workspaces (layouts of dockable bars and views).

(In version 8.0 Add to Group window will include a check box that will allow you to turn off the "jump" to the group in which you are adding fonts, and Font Faces context menu will include Delete comand. It seems Copy command also should be added.)

Thanks!
nickygdj
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Re: please add "Drag-and-drop" feature to 'Font Faces'

Post by nickygdj »

Saving workspaces is possible in FontExpert!
Now I am wondering how can I backup the configuration saved in the workspace to be able to restore it when I format the PC and have a fresh installation? Or transfer my workspace setups to other FEx installations ??
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Re: please add "Drag-and-drop" feature to 'Font Faces'

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To save FontExpert workspaces and to restore on new computer:
1) Run Regedit.exe system utility (Registry Editor).
Or click "Search" button on Windows bottom bar in the left bottom corner of the screen and type: "Registry Editor". Run it.
2) Go to key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Proxima Software\FontExpert\18.0\DockingPaneLayouts
3) Right click on it (on "DockingPaneLayouts")
4) Choose "Export" command from context menu
5) Save file under name FontExpert18-Workspaces.reg (you can type any file name).

Then copy FontExpert18-Options.reg file to the 2nd computer (to ANY folder) and double click it.
Registry Editor on the 2nd computer automatically imports options from the .reg.

Run FontExpert, you will be able to see al your Workspaces created earlier on the 1st computer.
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