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So far Maurizio has created 38 blog entries.

September 2009

Revamped quick-open dialog

By | 2009-09-29T21:02:00+00:00 September 29th, 2009|English|

Today I made a (much needed) major rewrite of the "quick-open-tabbles" and "quick-link" dialog boxes. You can now arrange tabbles in many different ways (by name, by color, by color name, be recent usage, etc.) in order to find the tabbles you need more easily without typing anything. (Previously, the dialog was very oriented towards typing. Not so anymore.)Here is [...]

Auto-align, another video

By | 2009-09-25T08:12:00+00:00 September 25th, 2009|English|

Here is a new video of the upcoming auto-alignment feature:In the previous video, I was executing the auto-alignment manually. In this video, auto-alignment happens automatically, each time I drag a tabble or a group of tabbles. You have the option whether to execute auto-alignment manually or automatically after each drag.

The quick-open dialog: how to use it productively

By | 2009-09-24T04:59:00+00:00 September 24th, 2009|English|

Let's talk about the ALT+c dialog box (aka quick-open tabbles) (see the above picture). This is one of the most important features in tabbles, one which increases your productivity a lot.A user complained (hi nefycee!) of the new appearance of this dialog box. Now that categories are gone, in the left panel you only see a list of colors (until [...]

Scalable tabbles

By | 2009-09-24T04:33:00+00:00 September 24th, 2009|English|

Last night (well, five hours ago :P) I said that today I would have added an auto-align feature and a snap-to-grid feature. I still want to do it (if Andrea and Irma approve it), but I realized there's a complication.We are planning to make tabbles scale automatically according to the number of files they contain. (Think of an ordinary tag [...]

Ain’t my desktop pretty?

By | 2009-09-23T21:54:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|English|

Judge for yourself if my Tabbles desktop is pretty :)(click picture to enlarge)Of course I have many more tabbles, but I have hidden them from the ground floor. (I open the hidden tabbles with ALT+c). In general, I only use the ground floor for tabbles that I want to click for first; later I use the "suggested tabbles" panel, from [...]

Less is more – why categories were a bad idea

By | 2009-09-23T20:20:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|English|

I took a tough decision today: I made a major simplification to Tabbles, which will hopefully make it easier to understand and learn, but which required me to delete many lines of code in which I had invested a lot of time. (I think I deleted about 2 months of code).The feature which is gone are "categories" (aka "tabble groups"), [...]

Future directions for Tabbles – the most pressing dilemmas

By | 2009-09-22T09:56:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2009|English|

Hello there, dear users! I am Maurizio, Tabbles' developer (yes, the only one so far. Hopefully this is going to change :)). After 10 months of development, I think Tabbles is now stable enough for me to be able to spend some time writing. Yes, there are bugs, and there will always be. But overall, I think I can afford [...]

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