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Paul Hunnicutt
Senior Member
Username: Asonearchitecture

Post Number: 352
Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 03:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Would it make more sense to have tools named by their primary function first and then type of tool? This would allow better alphabetical order while accessing tool from the favorite tools alphabetical list.

For example all the Sweep commands would be found under the letter 'S', Stair tools would all be under 'S', Text tools would all be under 'T' etc...

This might cause confusion for those who know the tool names quite well by now, but seems a more logical setup.

Just a thought...curious to see what people think

or maybe there is an option to have them listed like this in the favorite tools...
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support@formZ.com
Moderator
Username: Tech

Post Number: 17829
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 03:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Paul,

Thanks for the suggestion, we will see what we can do. :-)
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Paul Hunnicutt
Senior Member
Username: Asonearchitecture

Post Number: 353
Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 03:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks for considering!

This is by no means hindering my work, but this thought has crossed my mind while searching for specific tools. Sort of how the 'Animate' tools list out nicely.
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Gary Helfand
Senior Member
Username: Gary

Post Number: 152
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 - 02:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have been stymied searching for tools in the alphabetical list because of this.
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Pylon Technical
Senior Member
Username: Pylon

Post Number: 777
Registered: 10-2005


Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 - 03:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

It would be great if ADS's system instead used an adaptive abbreviation search, like that used in Launchbar (which is --still-- the best thing since sliced bread).
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Petter Andreas Larsen
Senior Member
Username: Palarsen

Post Number: 217
Registered: 05-2008


Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I would just like to start typing the actual name of the tool I'm looking for, and not having to remember some special short combination. Spotlite-style.
Perhaps add typical alternate names for tools, or common miss-spellings in the database. Let us slow thinkers reach tools fast