!! Please remember to vote. It's just a mouse click. !!Problem:
CIS's interface is messy and deep. There are what are essentially tabs along the top of the main window. Then within each of those tabs, there is another set of tabs (usually only two) on the left. From here you open child-windows. And sometimes in these windows there is another set of tabs or a button to spawn yet another child window!Solution:
An advanced mode that flattens this rather messy hierarchy of tabs and windows. Specifically...
1. "Common tasks" and "Advanced [tasks]" show up together on their respective CIS component window pane.
2. "Common tasks" and "Advanced" tabs are no longer needed.
3. Every window gets its own button (so you no longer have to click through the protected files window to get to the file groups window).
4. If a window has tabs, that window does not get it's own button, but rather each tab gets its own button.
5. This new set of buttons should be arranged thematically
on the main window pane (such that "My Protected Files," "My Blocked Files," and "My File Groups" are all next to each other).
6. This new set of buttons should have no descriptions (so that there's space for all of them). Instead they should have tool-tips. Who really needs to see the descriptions every single time anyway?
7. I suppose the advanced mode would be initiated from the main program settings. Or potentially from a button on the green bar.
This should hopefully make it much faster and more consistent to navigate between settings. I've attached a rough image of what I'm talking about. Hope you like it.
Minor Correction: "Zones and Sets" should obviously read "Zones and Ports"