New interface

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New interface

Post by ZenMusic » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:10 pm

My wishlist . 1 delete all the interface code and rewrite it with USER input and "Modern" standards of GUI from Windows 10 and Mac.

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Re: New interface

Post by BuonTempi » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:23 am

Finale has a problem: it can rewrite the UI to attract (and retain) new generations -- who have been raised on iPhones and web-apps and other modern interfaces -- but in doing so it will lose the 'veteran' users who have got 30 years of muscle memory and don't want things to change.

But I largely agree:
  • the six-deep nested dialogs need to be replaced by floating palettes, tabbed views, disclosure arrows;
  • the dialogs and editors need zoom and resize;
  • there are options all over the place (Slurs, anyone?)
  • several of the tools are unnecessary (and there should be default key shortcuts for the main tools)
  • the MIDI Tool should be interactive, not just passive;
  • why isn't there a "Redefine pages" button on the Score Format dialog? and other inefficiencies.
  • etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
This would make Finale more productive, but then there's still all the long-standing bugs, the short-comings and limitations, the desperate need of improvement to tools like Repeats, Ossias....

But, given MM's track record, it will take them 5 years from now to get where they should have been 10 years ago.

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