Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

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Mel Matsuoka

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Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

PostThu Nov 21, 2019 9:05 pm

It's very confusing the way that the lock/sync/solo/mute icons on the Edit Page timeline audio track header change their alignment when expanding the track size to expose the track name:



It's very visually jarring, and breaks the user's expectations as to where commonly used UI buttons are located. The icons should always maintain relative alignment with each other, so that it's immediately obvious which tracks are locked, or have their sync lock enabled. It also adds mental friction every time I need to click the audio track header icons, as I need to always analyze where the lock icon is, for example, when I want to lock any or all the tracks.
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Re: Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

PostFri Nov 22, 2019 3:06 pm

I find the current behavior very workable. I also don't think there's another way to do it. The change is needed based on available space.
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Re: Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

PostFri Nov 22, 2019 8:24 pm

Jim, I'm not saying that the current behavior doesn't work. I'm saying it doesn't work well, and is contrary to basic principles of good UI design.

Premiere Pro manages to do this in a sensible, expected way. In fact the reason why Resolve's behavior sticks out like a sore thumb to me is precisely because I've become used to nearly a decade of proper UI behavior in this regard, in Premiere:

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Re: Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

PostMon Nov 25, 2019 11:24 pm

I still think Resolve does it better than PP.
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Re: Edit Page: Confusing UI for Lock/Sync/Solo/Mute icons

PostMon Nov 25, 2019 11:25 pm

Jim Simon wrote:I still think Resolve does it better than PP.


Of course you do.
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