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Old 06-27-2022, 10:27 AM   #76
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It gets even worse as you opted to use icons smaller than the size of atoms, half of which are IDENTICAL […]
If you had approached the matter more calmly, you would certainly have received a different response.

It was enough to write "the icons are a bit too small for me, is it possible to enlarge?".
And you could get lots of interesting answers:
a) in the upcoming version the buttons will be wider,
b) in the upcoming version it will be possible (by manually modifying the sigil.ini file or via the qt_styles.qss file) to obtain texts on the buttons instead of icons,
c) always you can use the qt_styles.qss file, in which you would define your favorite button size and/or the size of icons on the buttons,


d) you can create your own theme with icons that will be legible for you,
etc.

However, you preferred to start your first forum post with the word "Hate".

As for the regex option and the "damn thing" problem (I don't quite understand) – unfortunately, you entered too little data. Perhaps you should record your screen so that others can understand your problem or describe it in an understandable way.
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Old 06-27-2022, 10:29 AM   #77
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Yes I see that. It could be. Otherwise, this change may have pushed them "over the top" and so they joined MR just to complain.

I am more worried that they are seeing a real bug on their system combined with the ui changes perhaps related to Linux theming, desktop, or Linux Qt changes. A pulldown of checkboxes should react identically to a row of checkboxes in every way (and does on my box under both Linux and macOS), but maybe it is broken in some way on their systems. But who can say because their arguments are incoherent at best with no real information provided.

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methinks there is some trolling going on...both of the overly-dramatic complaints are first time posts on new accounts...

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Old 06-27-2022, 10:54 AM   #78
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In the case of the Normal F&R setting not "sticking", my guess is the there's some INI corruption and the user is wasting time reinstalling rather than backing up/removing the existing INIs and letting a new one be created.

The helpful "Find/Replace IS broken, donchaknow" is probably more likely a matter of mistakenly referring to F&R's new behavior as "broken" when what they mean is: "different; and I don't like and/or understand the changes."

All wild guesses of course, since they were more interested in venting than asking for help, or providing any actual, reproduceable issues that we could work on.
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:06 AM   #79
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b) in the upcoming version it will be possible (by manually modifying the sigil.ini file or via the qt_styles.qss file) to obtain texts on the buttons instead of icons,
That the option exists is cool, but only by directly editing the sigil.ini file is not very user friendly.
It would be much better and more accessible to put a checkbox in "Preference>Appearance>Main UI".

Is it necessary to restart Sigil for this option to be effective? Ok, a warning like there is already done for Language change will do very well.

If you have a display option for new buttons, as much added a "small or big icon?" option, it would be nice. Personally, I like the size as it is now, I'm used to it and I have no problem.
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:13 AM   #80
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No. There there is probably not going to be a new user preference for this. The onus to enact this feature will be on the few people who are reacting like this change was the equivalent of shooting their favorite dog.

They're eventually going to get over it and move on anyway, and the process to add new preferences is not entirely trivial.
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:16 AM   #81
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Why are you taking it personally? Were you the one that recommended that god-awful switch? I am already downgraded, but I can't stay that way forever; at some point, this will break, and I will have to update. I want people to know that this is ****, and since I have made that abundantly clear, I can only hope that this gets reverted to word description only or with a theme that replaces the icons with something coherent.
I can say without a qualm that you can run older versions of Sigil pretty much for dog's years. I still run 0.9.6 easily, as well as the newest version. For what I do, typically during the day, 0.9.6 works well for me. When I need to be a bit more ePUB-fu-ish, then I run the latest, for regex, etc. but 0.9.6 is still just ducky.

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Old 06-27-2022, 01:16 PM   #82
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a) in the upcoming version the buttons will be wider,
b) in the upcoming version it will be possible (by manually modifying the sigil.ini file or via the qt_styles.qss file) to obtain texts on the buttons instead of icons
Ooh! Thank you!

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c) always you can use the qt_styles.qss file, in which you would define your favorite button size and/or the size of icons on the buttons,
Ooh! How do I do this, please? I.e., I've fiddled with qt_styles.qss before, so I know how to find and edit the file. I just need to know what commands to add. Thank you!
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Old 06-27-2022, 02:58 PM   #83
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Hello @odamizu.

There are various possibilities, it is worth having fun.

Code:
QFrame QToolButton#findNext, QFrame QToolButton#replaceCurrent, QFrame QToolButton#replaceFind, QFrame QToolButton#restart, QFrame QToolButton#replaceAll, QFrame QToolButton#count {
qproperty-iconSize: 30px;
width: 50px;
}
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And if someone wants to go crazy, they can even achieve something like this:


It will be even easier in version 1.9.11.

Sky is the limit (almost)
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Old 06-27-2022, 04:20 PM   #84
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@BeckyEbook — Ooh! Thank you for the code to increase button & icon size! I fiddled with the numbers to suit my aging eyes. Perfect!

While it's tempting to go back to text buttons (I still find myself hovering over the buttons to bring up the tooltip reminders at times), I'm somewhat determined to make myself learn the icons
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He's right though. Find/Replace is broken.
Someone forgot to tell my copy.
I just went thru a pretty poor OCR. If it was broke, I think I would have tripped it up.
(It did take me a bit to retrain my reflexes to use the new locations for Next (skip) and replace-next )
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