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Request for Always on Top (Window)
« on: December 06, 2011, 04:43:36 AM »
I love youwave it's a excelent emulator for whatsapp, I was so happy with it I created the whatsapp instruction video on youtube...
Now unlike other messenger ie. MSN, the window never blinks to notify a user on BRB or someone who has just muted the sound..

So my question is can there be a always on top feature, so that even when the window goes inactive I'll always be able to see the new notifications  
« Last Edit: December 06, 2011, 05:01:05 AM by reconx86 »
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 12:20:03 PM »
Let's drill this deeper.

So what you like to have is a toggling menu or button. Does the following meet your request?

By default, the AlwaysOnTop mode is off.

User can turn on AlwaysOnTop mode by selecting a menu or clicking on a button. After this, YouWave's window is always on top of all the other application windows.

User can turn off this mode by doing the same.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2011, 12:57:14 PM by YouWaveAdmin »
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 01:13:56 PM »
One more question, when you let YouWave run and work on other tasks, how often do you hide the left panel?
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 04:27:34 AM »
A good example is when i'm surfing on youtube.... the youtube video frame isn't that big, but both windows can't stay active at the same time...

and often i get carried away in the videos and forget what's going on in youwave... and these windows don't bother eachother in "always on top mode"....

Because the page is kind of narrow... like most webpages are.... and in combination with another request that was already made by another user: to customize the window size

this would be perfect... Making it able to surf & whatsapp at the same time....



PS: I also noticed... that sometimes the notification sound fails to play...
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 06:43:52 AM by reconx86 »
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 04:29:45 AM »
ohw and you guys got the idea... it was exactly what I meant... BTW The Left panel is kinda obselete, so I hide it always at start-up
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 06:45:33 AM by reconx86 »
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 12:31:49 PM »
The Always On Top feature should be ready in the next couple of days. Give us feedback once you try it. Screen resizing will take longer, probably until next month.
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 11:07:23 AM »
You guys are awesome, working and brainstorming with your clients in real-time... that's what I call service...

I'll certainly give you all the feedback you need... Thanks for everything
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 07:45:32 PM »
Version 2.1.2 that has Always-On-Top feature has been released. To turn on or off this feature, click View->Always On Top

You have to show the left panel to turn on/off Always-On-Top. We decided to just put the control inside menus because on the right side, the buttons are always crowded.

Thanks!
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 11:25:04 AM »
Thank you for your effort, but I got a suggestion for the button idea.
Windows 7 has a very narrow button on right side corner to show the desktop (10 px approx)
And when you move your mouse over it, a text pop's up showing what the button is meant for

Eventually you guys are gonna implement the screen resize, if for example the screens size can be reduced to 50%
You'll probably going to have to show icons only on your buttons, with text explaining the buttons on mouse over

Eventually you could spare some room in the button area
- By reducing the rotate button size wich is unusually large, could have been limited to text or icon only
- Also the volume buttons... Could have been reduced to icon only if "+" and "-" symbols were actually implemented as part of the icon itself (half covering the speaker, something like was done with the rotate icon)

Another idea is to reduce the "leftside plane" button to a narrow button
and create a icon only button for the "Always on top feature" on the right

Let me know what you think of the narrow button idea

Yet again thanks for all the effort, I love you guys :p
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 01:27:56 PM »
Thanks for the narrow button idea. We agree that our graphics need more work. We will make the bottom buttons narrower with a darker background.
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Re: Request for Always on Top (Window)
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 05:30:03 PM »
One more thing about the "Always On Top" icon... A pin icon could be used to visually display the toggle mode

A straight pin = Always On Top is ON
A tilted pin = Always On Top is OFF

While using the narrow button for the left side plane, to get rid of the crowdiness...

PS: And it would be cool if youwave was moddeled more like a phone with the silver Youwave brand on top... like Samsung and HTC
A nice user-interface will make it harder for any future compitition...
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