So I've had a windows tablet for a couple of months now, and I'm itching for a decent toolbar creator. I posted most of my thoughts here
, below is a copy:
Well...I've been holding off on this trying to figure out which of mouser's programs would I want touchified first. THe answer is pretty obvious...LBC.
The artist community has been having fits trying to deal with the lack of keyboards. Some of the third party tools being used:
toolbar creator 2.2
none of them is really perfect, they all have major klunky issues. But they get the job done if they work. They don't all work on all windows devices (which is weird to me, why shouldn't they?) The best one is actually touchkey, but it's pretty much all in japanese and you configure it with text files....so I need to set aside a couple of hours to learn that syntax. undecided
LBC would be perfect for this sort of thing. But it needs to be touchified. That means:
--being able to scale well on high-res devices. Windows tablets are high res, and there are some interesting settings for scale and such. Basically, it makes some programs look really odd and buttons and menus are too small or text is too small, etc...you have to be very precise with touching things that tiny. So scaling needs to be addressed.
--Beyond scaling, individual buttons would need the ability to be resized. That's what most of the programs listed above are specialized at (the other stuff is just what the button does if pressed, all already in LBC). So you can make buttons bigger or smaller, etc. Some even offer more interesting layouts than just rows and columns...radial menus, or masonry-style layouts...all handy to have.
--Ability to detect difference between a finger and a pen. Sometimes you only want one of them, sometimes both.
I'd be willing to pay for this, maybe $100. It sounds like the challenges are with the scalability of the buttons (high-dpi screens), interesting combinations of triggers (not just normal buttons, but press-hold, press-drag, press+release, etc.). Most of the options listed above have these built in, but like I said, they just don't really work. The other challenge seems to be compatibility with both the Wacom pens and the N-trig pens.
If it could be done in the usual high quality style of DC, that would be awesome. I've already spent hours on this, that's why I feel I'm willing to pay for it.