RMMZ [Suggestion] Toolbar buttons for layer selection

Would you like to see this option implemented?

  • Yes

    Votes: 63 98.4%
  • No

    Votes: 1 1.6%

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Schlangan

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Description of the Feature:
  • Addition of buttons in the toolbar for layer selection.

Mockups:
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Why is this feature good?
This feature would save clicks while mapping, allowing a change in layers without the need to go through an additional menu.

Possible issues with this feature?
If someone had a very small screen, I'm not sure the full toolbar would fit in width.
 

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Yeah, and please add Hot Keys!
 

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they already have hotkeys for shifting layers though, Control+Tab goes 1->2->3->4, Control+ Shift+Tab goes in reverse order, but I would agree to adding some buttons in the main bar! :D
 

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I remember asking about this a while back when they first showed the previews but the question was never answered. XP's UI is designed like that and I think that's faster then moving all the way up to a drop down menu and selecting layers that way. Is it needed? Not really... Would it be appreciated? Oh absolutely. Maybe when they do a routine update on an engine they can introduce this.
 

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Yup, layers would be a nice addition for map making, this would give a nice touch for maps, but I would go with layering like in photoshop, where you can endlessly add a new layer, but for regular maps 4 layers is enough.
 

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Yeah, and please add Hot Keys!
Yeah, this is a complaint i have.
I mean, i realize there's the ctrl tab option.. but it's a bit annoying and not very.. QOL.. ish.
Going directly would be better.

There's the 1 2 3 4 keys already.. and they do NOTHING when you're drawing out the map.. so why not make them DO something?
Why not have them go to each layer directly?
 

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1. Transitions (as in XP)
2. Fogs (as in XP)
3. Side view battle: Monsters like the heroes and not a stupid picture.
4. Sleeping in bed under blanket (as in XP)
5. ... ...
 

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Are you making suggestions?
Pretty sure you need to start a thread.
The only reason I made the shortcut key suggestion is because it relates to the topic.
Making swapping between layers more intuitive.
 

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they already have hotkeys for shifting layers though, Control+Tab goes 1->2->3->4, Control+ Shift+Tab goes in reverse order, but I would agree to adding some buttons in the main bar! :D

So that's what the hotkeys were. This is not in the manual from what I can find.
 

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Imo Rpg maker could use some general hotkeys overall. For example 1-4 for layers A for autolayer, B for brush tool, QW to change between the diffrent tilesets, E for event tool, R for regions. Just to name a few.
But I guess that doesn't make sense if you are using a none qwert-keyboard layout.
For now I would be happy with just a few buttons as ctrl-tab and shift-tab doesn't come natural to me. Perhaps I simply isn't programming/writting enough text on the pc for it to feel natural.
 

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We (Touch and I) already suggested this during beta testing and it was denied. CTRL+TAB was something that was added because I requested for it too and it was the only shortcut key we can agree on.

Sorry my guys. IDK if this will be even considered still. :/
 

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@Archeia, thank you for letting us know and keep up with your amazing works.
 

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Really? That's so strange. I don't really understand why the UI wasn't built like that to begin with, so denying it after requested during testing makes even less sense to me. That would make it a choice and not an oversight and I can't come up with any reason to choose to make something harder to use. If there's some other way to prove to the devs that this is a desired thing besides my already existing vote, please let me know!
 

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@Sharm, I do not know either, but I am thankful she let us know. Bureaucracy nature of a cooperation is a mysterious to me.
 

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At least, I'd suggest displaying the shortcut keys in the menu. I created this post because I didn't know of those :D
 

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I fail to see why not. But let's hope for the best. Maybe in a later update, maybe in the next Maker version :D
 

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Really? That's so strange. I don't really understand why the UI wasn't built like that to begin with, so denying it after requested during testing makes even less sense to me. That would make it a choice and not an oversight and I can't come up with any reason to choose to make something harder to use. If there's some other way to prove to the devs that this is a desired thing besides my already existing vote, please let me know!

You said it. I thought the whole idea of testing was to listen to feedback and add things like this. Not doing so makes you wonder what the devs are thinking. Then again, the more I use MZ the more I see strange choices. Tiles not matching, C tileset being close to unusable by default, shadow layer being below layer 2-4 to name just the top of the list.

Now I won't say I can't think of reasons as to not add in this. But none of them are something you would ever want to admit as a dev. (Greed, lack of talented staff, no money etc.) I just hope this isn't the reasons behind it because if it is, this might be the last rpg maker we see.
 

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This would be a godsend. Even hotkeys would be nice.
 

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This idea was abandoned. So the topic needs to be closed, I think
 

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