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Scoox
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:14 pm

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FR: Improved browser indentation

[Post updated on 2017-09-12]

Sorry guys but this browser thing keeps getting me from time to time! Look at this example here, if we look at the item "Augmented", most people new to FL Studio would tell you its parent is "Stamps", but it is in fact "Melodic - Chords":

2017-09-12-140834 Browser indentation.png


Another one, see the "Default" item, it's really hard to see which items are on the same level. That's because "Default" and "Arpeggiator" appear vertically aligned, so of course everyone will think these two items are in the same tree folder, but they are not, in fact "Default" is an item within "Arpeggiator":

2017-09-12-141223 Browser indentation.png


I understand this is a feature not a bug, but every piece of software that features a tree view always displays children to the right of the parent folder. This is a very effective and intuitive way to represent hierarchy, and I think FL should embrace it as well instead of the current unusual implementation.

Here's an old mock-up I made for FL11 when I first posted this. Note how the all tree nodes, including files, are connected by a dotted line (unlike the current design) to make hierarchy super clear:

2014-06-13-192414 Files indented.png


And here is what the browser looks like in Studio One:

2017-09-12-150038 Browser S1.png


In my humble opinion, the indentation scheme used in Studio One makes more sense to my silly brain. The fact that other users don't moan about a quirk doesn't necessarily mean they like it: it often means they've just chosen to live with it because it is not a huge issue. I'm only trying to make FL better, thanks!
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Last edited by Scoox on Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:09 am, edited 9 times in total.

Scoox
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:22 am

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Re: Indent files in browser!

I am not trying to be sarcastic but I don't kno...

gol
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:02 am

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Re: Indent files in browser!

FL12's browser does both. You can't see the val...

Scoox
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:07 am

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Re: Indent files in browser!

gol wrote:FL12's browser does both. You can't s...

TheDichotomist
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:46 pm

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Re: Indent files in browser!

FL's browser shows the full file name when you ...

gol
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:41 pm

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Re: Indent files in browser!

what is wrong with you all? even FL11's browser...
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Scoox
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:10 pm

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Re: Indent files in browser!

Gol, you are right. Your screenshot just made m...

Scoox
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:41 pm

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Re: Indent files in browser!

I'm not being OCD or anything, but I keep scrat...
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Spivkurl
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:19 pm

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Re: Indent files in browser!

I can see the value in the option for display l...



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