Single window mode

Feature requests not specific to either the Mac OS X or GTK+ versions of Transmission
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Single window mode

Post by mroiso » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:23 pm


I really appreciate your Transmission software because it is not bloated and it is simple to use while pretty complete.

The only thing that I would like to make it totally nice is a single window mode.
Like utorrent, having the torrent inspector not in a floating window but at the bottom of the main window instead (or as an option).

That's it.
I think this is easy to implement in comparison with the work done :)


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Re: Single window mode

Post by mr.hornung » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:38 pm

i'm not sure if i understand you correctly (english not being my native language) - but if you mean that you would like to have the information of the preferences window in the main window under the download list, i totally second that.
that this is the only thing i miss in transmission, too.

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Re: Single window mode

Post by killemov » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:22 pm

With Shift I have gone the complete opposite route. The main view only shows the list of all the torrents and you have to do some clicking to get to the details of the torrent. Would you consider that bad design? If so or not, then why?

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Re: Single window mode

Post by Zaxonov » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:35 pm

I would love that too! I really don't like the inspector palette

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Re: Single window mode

Post by fuga » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:17 am

+1 for a unified approach.

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Re: Single window mode

Post by Zaxonov » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 am

I never thought that any palettes in any soft was a great GUI design but for tools in a drawing software like Illustrator or Photoshop that a matter of preferences I guess, but for an « inspector » palette... that's different, IMHO.

From the Macintosh point of view, the « Inspector » palette is an early design in Mac OS X (that maybe comes from NeXTSTEP, I don't remember) that was even dropped by Apple after a while, like the « Drawers ». They only left one in the Finder, I think. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are examples of app in which Apple dropped the Inspector as a floating palette window.

My main issue with palettes, at least on the Mac, is their disappearance when the parent window is not on the front. The second issue is the messy appearance it creates by not being attached to the main window. These two elements can overlap or be too far appart because they're not moving together.

That being said, I don't know how it behaves in GTK+ and Qt.

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