While testing the new tabbed GUI, I got a relatively radical idea
regarding the icon view:
How about designating the bottom of the main window (with the icons)
for the icon view? That is plots, model icons etc will be listed here.
Better yet, this could be designed as a toolbar that can be detached
and reattached to the bottom or to the side just like openoffice etc.
There could even be 2 toolbars. The first toolbar would contain static
icons, a combination of the existing calculator ... set (in the main
window) as well as the summary, correlations ... set from the icon
view window. The second toolbar would contain only dynamic objects
such as models, plots etc. This also gives the possibility for other
toolbars for, say, scalars.
I am not sure how this can be done exactly but I think some carefully
designed GUI change along the lines of the above proposal could make
gretl user interface (even) more intuitive and modern. Any comments or
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in a very narrow field.” - Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
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