Thank you so much for your work! Can't wait to test it
I'm rarely posting on this forum, but I've been checking for updates on this particular build every single week...
I'm overwhelmed by how many new things and features I see, it's a joy to explore a modern BB experience!
- if I detach a menu, dragging it around, is there a way to maintain it open like in some other BB flavours? I don't remember if the old xoblite versions had it too but it's quite useful when fiddling with the settings.
Yes, the core shell menus can be pinned by either Double Left clicking or Mid clicking the menu title item; an indicator will show that it has been pinned.
It is only meant for temporary pinning though (e.g. when editing multiple settings in sequence or trying out wallpapers); it is not fully persistent across restarts and similar.
Due to legacy technical reasons, plugin menus can not (currently at least) be pinned the same way.
However, an alternative to pinning - that also works with most plugin's menus - could also be that Right clicking on a menu item will execute its command without closing the menu like Left clicking on it would do.
Given how xoblite's different menu item types work and how its overall menu functionality is designed, this is usually the faster way to accomplish many tasks.
- can we expect the dreaded tray icons to show up in the toolbar in the future?
Over my dead body? (seriously though, no; I'll try to explain why later but it's a bit long-winded an answer unfortunately so I'll have to save it for later, the point here though is that xoblite bb5 is optimized to run as an "extended shell" alongside Explorer, not to fully replace it like back in the old days)
- don't know if there's something wrong with my system but when I open xoblite it seems to override the "Show window contents while dragging" option to false in the Windows Performance Options.
Oh, my fault, sorry - at the very last minute before release I was cleaning up the included default xoblite.rc and deleted a couple of legacy settings I thought were no longer used, but it seems at least some of them still were... ooops!
I will fix this (read: actually remove the legacy code as we nowadays have other means to set those parameters) in the next release, but in the meantime you can add them all (read: the zombies and the dead alike ) back to the default xoblite.rc and edit the values as you see fit:
Keep me posted!
BR//Karl aka qwilk/@xoblite