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Glass module purpose is to overlay existing dock widgets over the viewport (MDI Area). Once installed pressing the Q+1 keyboard key combination will toggle the mode for Combo View dock widget. This will only work on Qt 5 (and up) enabled builds. Glass module is not related to QML. Ever since Werner ported viewport to use QOpenGLWidget such approach is possible. I have been using it occasionally, and decided it's time to share. If anybody else would like to experience some Tree view overlaying.

P.S. Area occupied by the Combo View is not click-through able. Some default style(sheet) improvements, widget width and other control will likely be made available in the future. I didn't do any testing on other platforms (beyond testing and using it on Ubuntu).
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Nice. This is like CATIA.
Thx for sharing.
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This is the first step towards ickby's layout branch :D
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Is it posible to execute this from a precompiled FC? Could you make a (grow) add-on from this??
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Jee-Bee wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:57 pm Is it posible to execute this from a precompiled FC? Could you make a (grow) add-on from this??
You can install it via the Addon Manager now
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Thanks!!
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Re: Glass

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bitacovir wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:34 am Nice. This is like CATIA.
Thx for sharing.
You're welcome.
Kunda1 wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:51 pm This is the first step towards ickby's layout branch :D
Small step. ;)
Jee-Bee wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:57 pm Is it posible to execute this from a precompiled FC? Could you make a (grow) add-on from this??
Yes. Installing the Glass module and pressing Q+1 keyboard key combination is needed ATM. To toggle Combo View overlay active, and to start using it. The Glass module won't start unless Qt 5 (or up) is detected.
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Okay, this is cool. I had to download a conda image to test this.

I think with such a feature, it would make sense to resume the debate on changing the default background color.

Labels are more legible on white or light background.

It looks nice on white. (Ugh, what doesn't is the ugly window theme but this is another issue)

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triplus wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:40 am P.S. Area occupied by the Combo View is not click-through able.
This info makes more sense with this screenshot. ;)

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Is it something you think you can solve eventually, or is it a limitation of this widget overlaying method?
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Or an option to change the font colour of the model tree
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