Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

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Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by CaptainJohn_W » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:11 pm

When viewing a multi-page PDF, it would be great to have a floating customizable toolbar for marking up PDFs. I am using the software on a Surface Go with the Surface Pen.

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Re: Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi John,

thanks for the post and for voicing your preference here. We have seen a few similar requests and will be makimg a feature request for this. I must say however that there is some resistance to the idea and many people are of the opinion that Full Screen mode is for presentations and as such don't need access to tools.

Personally I can see a use for annotations DURING a presentation. Ultimately this will be at the discretion of the development team leader.

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Re: Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by CaptainJohn_W » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:27 pm

I am using a Surface Go with a Surface Pen. and I was trying to minimize how much top screen space your app takes when I am marking up PDFs. I am not using this for presenting, but I am using it to mark up PDFs of construction drawings. I am trying to use this app as my PDF markup app on my tablet, but the pen/tablet input is more of an afterthought. I use this app exclusively on my desktop computers, but it is third place on my tablet.

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Re: Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi John,

have you tried F8? That will hide all your tool bars, though that doesn't help you change tools easilt. A double click in a ribbon tab will minimize the ribbon and allow quick access to the tools with a single click ion the respective ribbon's tab:
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Regards the Full Screen floating tool bar, it looks like we are making headway with the development team, and we have agreement at lest to allow the existing tool bar to be customized. I would also like to see it be re-positionable, and further, I would like to see the option to create our own floating, re-positionable tol bar. I sometimes want to be able to use highlighting and the Pencil tool during a presentation for example.

To that end I have created a formal feature request around this. RT#4910: Feature Request :: Editor :: Customize options for Fullscreen floating toolbar

Just because there is a request in the system does not guarantee it will ever eventuate - that ultimately will be at the discretion of the development team leader.

Lets see what comes from this.
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Re: Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by CaptainJohn_W » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:03 pm

Turning off the toolbars with F8 helps, although it's a pain to get to F8 since I don't use a keyboard 99% of the time. I did put some comment tools in the Quick Access menu bar at the top, but I can't have a red pen, a blue pen, a green pen, at the same time. PDF-XChange Editor has a ways to go before it is usable with a touchscreen device (e.g. program doesn't respond to touch right after I stop writing due to delay to switching back to pan mode, jagged handwriting, etc.). I'll just stick with Drawboard PDF for marking up my PDFs and PDF-XChange Editor for desktop applications.

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Re: Floating toolbar while in fullscreen mode

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:55 pm

Hello CaptainJohn_W,

Thanks for the feedback - that is always helpful, and we are indeed working on improving the touch oriented aspects of the Editor in the future!

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