Disable Icons Option

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Disable Icons Option

Postby JohnCrow » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:27 pm

The disable icons in FC5 is a very useful feature, but could it be taken a bit further?

Ive just been working on a program where I needed to disable all the icons in a macro, I did this by highlighting everything and clicking on 1 icon and selecting disable.
The macro has about 40 icons with decision branches in it, so highlighting it all is a bit slow.
Would it be possible to click on the macro tab and select disable all icons in macro.
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Re: Disable Icons Option

Postby DavidA » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:32 pm

Ive always wanted a "Select All" or the use of Ctrl+A to select all icons in the current macro, i think this would accomplish the same thing!

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Re: Disable Icons Option

Postby JonnyW » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:28 pm

Select all is an easy thing to add - as long as we have the text for it in each language we could add it easily. May be (though no promises) for the next release.

A way to disable all icons in a macro without selecting them all is to disable each call of the macro instead.
  • In the project explorer, find the macro that you wish to disable
  • Right click on the icon and select 'list all occurrences' from the menu
  • You can then select all calls to this in 'Find Results', right click and select 'disable'

To re-enable go to the 'disable' icon list and select 'Remove All' from a context menu. This has the added advantage of not eating up the stack when the macro is disabled.

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