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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001323Slicer4Core: GUIpublic2017-12-26 09:38
ReporterkikinisAssigned Tofinetjul 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product VersionSlicer 4.0.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001323: icon for attaching the module panel

In Slicer 4 it is possible to dis-attach the module panel from the slicer window so that it is free floating. How about using a paper clip icon to signify attach, dis-attach?



related to 0001427 acknowledgedfinetjul Module panel issues 


2011-08-10 04:46


2011-08-10 08:58


undockedModule.png (57,045 bytes)
undockedModule.png (57,045 bytes)


2011-08-10 09:04

administrator   ~0002677

Double click on a tab bar to dock is pretty a standard behavior.

For information, on Linux, there is a "dock" icon which matches the "undock" icon (windows/linux) which is on the bar when the module panel is docked.

We could enforce this "dock" button to appear on Windows and Mac. Again, we are probably breaking the operating system Look&Feel guidelines: why would Slicer be the only app on a Mac to have that icon for an undocked tool panel ?
But I don't have too strong feeling about it.



2011-08-10 09:12

administrator   ~0002678

For the one who implements it:

Otherwise, why not using the "pin" icon ?



2011-08-10 10:07

administrator   ~0002679


For something like docking behavior, which often confuses the life
out of beginner and intermediate users, I think we should be as
clear as possible... it's easy to get the interface into a configuration
that you don't want.

I can imagine in tutorials that someone will say "uh, i lost the GUI panel!"
or "how do i reattach it?" and then we want a quick and easy answer.
(I have no idea what Linux dock/undock looks like, so I wouldn't know
how to answer -- tho I could be trained!)

I vote for having a cross-platform same solution (which is clearly
distinct from the platform-specific dock/undock symbols on any supported

Alternatively, we could use the platform specific icons AND a Slicer icon
too, so we can make novices AND platform-experts happy.



2017-12-26 09:38

developer   ~0015470

This is requested by a user, see

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-08-10 04:46 kikinis New Issue
2011-08-10 04:46 kikinis File Added: Screen Shot 2011-08-10 at 8.17.32 AM.png
2011-08-10 08:58 finetjul File Added: undockedModule.png
2011-08-10 09:04 finetjul Note Added: 0002677
2011-08-10 09:12 finetjul Note Added: 0002678
2011-08-10 10:07 finetjul Note Added: 0002679
2011-08-30 21:18 finetjul Assigned To => finetjul
2011-08-30 21:18 finetjul Status new => assigned
2011-08-30 21:18 finetjul Target Version => Slicer 4.0 post RSNA
2011-09-16 05:28 finetjul Relationship added related to 0001427
2012-10-22 07:36 jcfr Target Version Slicer 4.0.1 => Slicer 4.3.0
2013-08-09 04:30 finetjul Target Version Slicer 4.3.0 => Slicer 4.4.0
2014-05-13 12:34 jcfr Status assigned => acknowledged
2014-05-13 12:34 jcfr Target Version Slicer 4.4.0 =>
2014-05-13 12:34 jcfr Tag Attached: help-wanted
2017-12-26 09:38 lassoan Note Added: 0015470