toggle simple/ advanced layout of the toolbar

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time this may take to implement: no idea
would this be useful to everyone: yes, so it would be good to have it by default
how important is this for me: medium importance

detailed description:
I would like to have a button on the main toolbar to toggle between the default mode and an "advanced mode". By "advanced mode" I mean the bar with a lot more options (more buttons, more commands) on it.

The toolbar is simple and easy for beginners, which is great but once an user gets to grips with Synthasite s/he comes to the point to need more and more possibilities. They on turn complicate the whole thing.

With a toggle button, I think, we can have the best of both worlds - an easy, clutter-free interface for newbies and feature-rich interface for advanced users.

If you decide to make this you can consider a "Ribbon toolbar" for the advanced mode.
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Posted 10 years ago

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This is a very interesting idea uzzer. Can you tell us what features/functions you'd like to see in the advanced interface?
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- simple tables
- choose font size by numbers (this had been already requested)
- "copy style" command (http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...)
- extended colour chooser

- possibility to customize the menus - add/ remove icons

I will be adding more to this thread in the course of work on my site.
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Thank you, we look forward to seeing your ideas.