I find this very puzzling, as I have tested the UI across a variety of monitors, from the very low end to high end, and I simply have not seen this as an issue. Is it possible that your monitors are not properly calibrated?
The font size issue has been duly noted as a concern by many, we will be doing two things on this in a future release:
- Increase the default font size on Windows and OSX (Linux seems to be fine)
- Make it much simpler to adjust both the font face and font size (independent from color scheme).
As for spending hours customizing Komodo, I mean you could certainly do that but that is by no means necessary. As I said the customizations I suggested can be accessed within the span of 5 minutes.
I miss-understood. Comparing to OS context menu's now it does seem like it is a bit narrow. I've opened a bug for this here:
It is in no way still a beta nor are you being "tested" upon. Of course it is still "in development", in the sense that software is always and will forever be in a perpetual state of development. This is simply how software works. Version 10 does have some rough edges, I will admit, but these rough edges can only be sanded down by actually using Komodo, and in no way do they constitute an unstable or a beta release. Additionally why it may add some rough edges I feel it resolves many more rough edges that were present in eg. 8.5, which you still use.
We use our forums and github for this, we have received both types of feedback. I am sorry to say that while your opinion is valued, it does not appear to be a popular opinion at this time.
The only alternative is to not evaluate user feedback, which obviously is not an option. I've never said we don't listen to the individuals alone, I meant that we put your individual opinion in context of what the community wants.
A good and basic example: We had a poll a while ago on whether users prefer a dark or a light scheme, many preferred dark schemes but some preferred light. They were even quite passionate about dark schemes being awful and light being the way to go. Sadly at the end of the day they were the minority. Did we not listen to them? Of course not, we added a slew of light schemes that they can pick from, we added a classic mode specifically for these types of users so that they could make Komodo their own. But we could not and will not make Komodo's default conform to the ideals of just a few people when the voices of many more people say otherwise. Sadly we cannot please everyone with the default settings, but we can empower you to change these settings; which we did.
The selection color is an issue. Could you tell me what color scheme this is? I think it's Redmond but rather be sure.
The rest is wholly subjective, but duly noted.
They have always been different, they are in Komodo 8.5 too. That said I do agree with you, this flawed redundancy is an annoyance and it's something that I intend to look into for a future release.
You have never been able to color them differently, that has always been a third party addon. However if you use MVC I would strongly suggest you give the Open Files widget a try, as it allows you to group your files by pattern. See http://komodoide.com/screencasts/open-files-widget/.
This is a bug in Komodo X and will soon be resolved in the first patch release. You can enable
Preferences > Appearance > Platform Integration > Use native window borders to work around the bug, or use Commando to access your menu items (just type in their name).
I've addressed this above.
I agree with you, the bug I created above will improve this.
This was removed back in Komodo 9. It will be re-introduced but unfortunately the code that this ran on was very flawed and we could not maintain it any longer.
Currently you cannot move these icons (at least not without touching some code), but this is a planned feature. As for putting them in the corner; well to be honest these are not tools that you are likely to be using that often that they would need to be at the center of your screen, and if they were you would most likely set up keybindings for them. Additionally in an editor pretty much -everything- is at the side of your screen, because your "editor" is at the center. We could put it in the main toolbar but this toolbar is easily over-populated already.
Of course we will honour your work, you have already effected our planning on some fronts. But we're not going to directly address every single one of your concerns, as I said many of them are subjective and in this regard you are indeed just one voice and we have to listen to our community at large. That doesn't mean that these comment falls on deaf ears, it only means that we need to put it into context.