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Apply in OpenType Designer

Postby Mike Thompson » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:24 pm

If I don't hit [OK] (I'm paranoid) the computer will surely crash, the power will go down, an asteroid will... Do I do hit [OK] but have to open the window again and remember which Lookup I was working on.
An [Apply] would save my data and not disrupt the workflow.
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Re: [Apply] in OpenType Designer

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:07 pm

I would find this useful too. A lot of work can be lost while creating groups, and adding kerning pairs. I find that I frequently exit the dialogue to save changes to avoid losing work. I previously requested that Ctrl S would save the project file from this dialogue.
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Re: [Apply] in OpenType Designer

Postby delins » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:19 pm

Maybe change OK button to Apply button? And as far as I can tell, Close and Cancel options do the same thing - exit without saving... Maybe when hitting close button (the x icon) when changes were made, apply a "Changes were made, would you like to save? (and don't ask again option)"?

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Re: [Apply] in OpenType Designer

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:49 pm

delins wrote:Maybe change OK button to Apply button? And as far as I can tell, Close and Cancel options do the same thing - exit without saving... Maybe when hitting close button (the x icon) when changes were made, apply a "Changes were made, would you like to save? (and don't ask again option)"?

Thanks.

OK, Cancel, Help are pretty much standard dialogue buttons. Apply would save the changes without closing the dialogue, which would need a different button. Closing a dialogue with the X is the same function as Cancel, and does not require confirmation.

If Ctrl S worked to save the project while the OpenType Designer was open, that might be an alternative to an Apply button, though I can see that one might also need to apply changes while retaining the option of undo, which one would lose on saving the project.

My slight issue with an Apply button is that there are already a lot of buttons on this dialogue — it doesn't really need to be any more complex.
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Re: [Apply] in OpenType Designer

Postby Erwin Denissen » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:26 pm

Mike Thompson wrote:If I don't hit [OK] (I'm paranoid) the computer will surely crash, the power will go down, an asteroid will... Do I do hit [OK] but have to open the window again and remember which Lookup I was working on.
An [Apply] would save my data and not disrupt the workflow.
Mike

I understand the need, so expect an "Apply" button to the left of the "OK" button with the next upcoming update!
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