FR: Tooltips for jacks, switches etc

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DarkStar
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:48 pm

If I hover over a knob on any module, a tool-tip pops up with its name and value.

Can the same be done for the other graphic elements: jack sockets, switches, radio buttons etc?
On some modules the labels for these are small / abbreviated or absent so it is not always clear what they are.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:41 am

Would anyone-else find this useful?
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:41 am

I found most of those items to be self-explanatory, though I wouldn't see any harm in it. :) Can you give an example of a module that isn't intuitive?
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm

Some of the PSP modules use a very small font size.

And, on PSP PolyADSR several knobs are small and unlabelled. Also, I cannot work out what the MIDI sockets are for. I've not seen that type of socket elsewhere in VM.
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wavemechanic
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:23 pm

Not shooting down your idea, but this interface seems intuitive to me. It might help to increase the size of the entire GUI, so the text isn't so small.
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:08 am

No problem.

If I increase the zoom level then I can only see one full row on my monitors (1680 x 1050) unless I do a lot of scrolling- that's why I suggested the additional pop-ups. :) That way the GUI does not become cluttered but the info is available when it is needed.

Anyway, looking at the screenshot: The text characters are close together - have a look at "Shape" and "Sustain". Also, in the Input section there is a small knob labelled "Gain" which pops up a different name, a jack socket, a 5-pin socket, a second small knob which pops up another different name and a bigger knob which pops up "Gain".

Part of my problem is that I do not fully understand how the module is to be used.

Finally, can you shed any light on those MIDI sockets? If I try to drag the MIDI From host onto any of them, they get greyed out.
Edit: Ah ha - they are not MIDI, they are Polyphonic jack sockets. that's that question solved :)
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:57 pm

Yes, better labeling & even more importantly documentation or videos. The designers may have years of experience with this stuff or with coding so they understand the functional usage of all the parts, but a lot of it is an appallingly slow process to learn without specific use examples, preferably in videos for as many use cases as can be imagined.
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