UI: Larger areas for script (and other) text entry

Bug #1790533 reported by TylerDurden on 2018-09-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone

Bug Description

Wishlist request relay from "a friend's friend"...

Multi-line textboxes that flex to fill the available space in a dialog.

Consider the Document Properties dialog (which I'm sure I used to be able to resize, but don't seem to be able to any more). The "Scripting" tab has an "Embedded Scripts" tab within it, complete with a "Content" field for you to enter or edit some JavaScript in. But that field is limited in height, so you can only see a tiny amount of your code at a time. Nobody wants to write JavaScript through a letterbox.

The Metadata tab has a "Description" field that is fixed in height. That's probably fine in most cases, but I... err I mean, my friend... uses it to hold a transcript of his comic strips, which can run to a dozen lines or more. Currently he types the transcript up in a text editor then copies and pastes it into the field.

Finally, in the Object Properties dialog, there's an expandable section for "Interactivity" (i.e. more JavaScript). This contains several single line fields, but would probably be better implemented as several tabs, each with a multi-line field in, for similar reasons to the Scripting tab in Document Properties.

There may be other areas with similarly constrained fields, where something larger or more flexible would be good, but these are the ones that have most directly affected my friend.



Hachmann (marenhachmann) on 2018-09-03
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
Mc (mc...) on 2018-10-07
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: easy-fix
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers