Basic Idea: Add more UI Toggles
Which UI Elements?
- Search bar (includes Previous and Next arrows)
- Timestamp Button
- Replay Button
- Log Button
- Emergency Trigger On/Off Button
- Latency Bar
Well, why should we be able to toggle the Menu or the Toolbar? Sometimes various elements of the UI are not useful to us and cause other inconveniences in the UI that we would like to address. For the Menu and Toolbar, disabling them gives us more vertical space for the MUD output, which some find useful
Allowing us to toggle the listed items (Search Bar -> Latency Bar) would allow us more lateral room for the Command Line.
But the Command Line already expands as you add more content!
Indeed, it does. This is a matter of convenience as opposed to necessity.
I like having my Command Line equal roughly the output length of the MUD itself so that, when I'm typing, I have a good estimation of how much room I have left. For reference, in my MUD, about 4+ lines of MUD output is considered too much for, say, an emote, and I would know I need to end it. Also, it helps me line up text for editors for notes and descriptions so that I don't have to format them.
However, since I don't like having my window full-screen, my Command Line is not the length of the MUD output and I have no way of expanding it, hence my desire to toggle and hide some of these UI elements. I can't imagine I'm the only one who had wanted to disable some of these elements before.
Being able to shrink or enlarge the lateral length of the Command Line itself based on space available wouldn't be a terrible feature either.