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Posts: 19
Registered: 27.11.2010
27.03.11 06:34:05
Please make it possible to permanently close the 'Select source for a new project' area in AVS Video editor.

This area was added when the interface of AVS Video Editor was re-designed. However, it is very wasteful of screen space (the icons are absolutely HUGE) and it's also redundant (because everything that this area does can just as easily be achieved by using the "File" menu).

The area also takes valuable space away from the list of Recent Projects. This means that, not only do you have to keep scrolling up and down to see all your recent projects, but there is so little space that all the project file names are truncated. The truncated names mean that it's often impossible to tell one project from another because you can only see one or two words followed by dots. If you have projects called "Fiji Holiday1", "Fiji Holiday 2", "Fiji Holiday test" and "Fiji Holiday final edit" all you see is "Fiji Holida ...." for each item, making it impossible to tell one from the other without having to load each one. You don't even get the full project name in a tooltip if you hover your mouse over the recent project thumbnail.

It would be better if the Recent projects area was reorganized so that the thumbnails were all listed vertically with the name beside it (because this would allow for much longer project names to be displayed). The whole area could be used for recent projects if the 'Select Source' pane could be closed (by clicking a small x in top right hand corner).

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Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
29.03.11 04:32:27
To: Quisquose

Sorry, but 'Select source for a new project' is very useful option which allows users to choose how to start their project. Experience shows that not all users know where to find such features as capture from cam or screen, etc.

In any case, thank you for your feedback, it's very important for us:)
Posts: 19
Registered: 27.11.2010
29.03.11 13:12:55
To: Vlad
Does it need to be so insanely HUGE though? because that makes the 'Recent' projects lists area virtually useless.

If users don't even know how to start their project without these great big icons then they won't be the kind of people who will go into the options page to look for an option to hide the "Select Source for a new project", so it won't even affect them because they won't know how to hide that area.

I'm not suggesting that the 'Select source' should be removed for everybody by default. That's why I said please make it "possible" (i.e. for those that want it).

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Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
01.04.11 05:44:51
To: Quisquose

Sorry, but still do not think it is reasonable even to have hide option for this area. There is a scroll bar to scroll projects list. Most our users have just few projects and without this area they will have just blank projects window.
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