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By DataChris
#278472
It would be ideal to have an Expanded Info Box (option) in Archicad. Take something as simple as the Marque Tool. As-is (non expanded) we have to *Click *Mouse *Click to select the desired Marque Method (All Stories or Single Story). If those pop out options were expanded (as was the case once upon a time in AC) we could just *Click and be done. Or as an alternative solution, give users a way to expand the default behavior of the “Main” setting within the Work Environment Customize (Info Box) settings.
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By LaszloNagy
#278599
A similar wish was made before. That wish was about the ability to assign a shortcut key to the Selection Method of the Marquee (Single Story - Multi-Story). It is not possible currently.
For example, using the G key you can toggle the Geometry Method. It would be great if the F key, for example, would toggle the Selection Method.
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By DataChris
#278852
@LaszloNagy... A marque shortcut key would be sweet but having everything (all tools) expanded, especially on larger screens, would still be preferred. There is simply no reason to tuck away tools when there is room to display them.
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By LaszloNagy
#278896
So by Extended you mean that all Geometry method and all Construction method buttons, etc. were visible so you would not click and hold a button, select the desired option. Instead, you would just click the desired button?
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By DataChris
#278947
So by Extended you mean that... you would just click the desired button?
Exactly! At least as an option. I know a lot of laptop users want everything compressed with pop-out menus but for anyone with screen space Expanded (Extended) is ideal.