Opened 3 years ago

Closed 17 months ago

#3842 closed enhancement (fixed)

Open/close ingame summary screen with an icon or hotkey

Reported by: elexis Owned by:
Priority: Should Have Milestone: Alpha 23
Component: UI & Simulation Keywords:
Cc: fraizy@… Patch: Phab:D810

Description (last modified by fpre_O_O_O_O_O_O)

Why the current GUI is unfit:

The summary screen is accessible to observers / in replays, but it is very uncomfortable to use it.

  • If one wants to track one statistical change over time, one needs to open and close the screen many times.
  • In order to open it, one has to
    • move the mouse to the menu button and click it
    • wait for the menu to dropdown
    • find the summary screen button, move the mouse there and click
    • Read the list of available tabs / tables and recall where the particular value is shown
    • Read the list of available columns to find the desired one
    • Read the list of available rows, to find the focused player
  • In order to close it again, one needs to move the mouse all the way to the bottom of the screen again and click a small "close" button.
    • To open it again the mouse must be moved to the top of the screen again.

The summary screen for observers was originally implemented using a somewhat ugly icon (see r17423), but was later replaced by a main menu entry (see r17434).

With #3841, players would also use the summary screen ingame.

Solution(TM):

  • Opening and closing the summary screen with the same icon (like diplomacy manager)
  • Reduce the size of the summary screen (similar to tech tree) so that the icon is accessible
  • Closing the summary screen with hotkey.cancel
  • Likely an improved icon
  • When opening the summary screen again, the last opened tab should be restored.
  • The most recently clicked table cell could be highlighted (selection rectangle) and be restored when opening the screen again
  • ffm suggested making the dialog a bit transparent

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by fpre_O_O_O_O_O_O

Cc: fraizy@… added
Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by fpre_O_O_O_O_O_O

summary screen having slightly transparent is at moment not easy cause its bright light background and contrast to white font is hard.
so u can make it only slightly transparent to keep it readable. but the other points coded in https://code.wildfiregames.com/D810

icon missing

i suggest having roundly menu below civ icon
that pops on click with icons to have several icons
to click like civ structuretree, civ history page, summary,
maybe icon to get to research from blacksmith..

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by elexis

Cc: Niek mimo removed
Milestone: BacklogAlpha 23
Patch: Phab:D810

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by elexis

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In r20644:

Implement hotkeys and mousescroll to change tabs in tabbed pages (credits, summary and options).
Save the latest page and graph in the summary screen
Implement a hotkey to open and close the summary screen for the replaymenu and ingame.

Patch By: ffffffff
Comments By: elexis
Differential Revision: ​https://code.wildfiregames.com/D810

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