In outline, don't move eye & lock controls out of view when scrolling outline horizontally

Dave shared this idea 3 years ago
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In advanced prototypes with deeply-nested components and descriptive IDs, it becomes necessary to scroll the outline horizontally to view the IDs of components deep in the hierarchy.


Doing so, unfortunately, scrolls the eye and lock controls out of view, so that there's a lot of fiddly scrolling left and right to find the right component and show/hide or lock/unlock it.


If the outline was implemented as two columns, one for the controls, and one that scrolls horizontally for the components, this would not be so much of a problem.


Here's a quick mockup of what it might look like. This is a section of the outline scrolled all the way to the left to reveal the controls:


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Here's that same section, scrolled all the way to the right to reveal the deepest-nested component names. The first column, containing the controls, remains in view:


Comments (4)

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Hi Dave,


Thanks for the sugestion; I've forwarded it so it can be taken under consideraion for future version updates.


We will let you know in which version this will make it as an improvement as soon as we know.


Best,


Marc

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Hi! Any word on whether this feature is still under consideration?

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Hi Dave,


I have already informed to our development team to speed the process if possible. It is already under consideration but unfortunately we cannot implement everything we wish because resources and time are limited.


Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best,


Sonia Durán

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I understand. I work with a smallish development team, and there are many features we'd love to implement, but there just aren't enough hours in the day :-).