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Offline Harbinger

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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2009, 16:43:32 »
Very good idea. If i had my wish, i would put start up tips for new users at application open (or perhaps file open). But what would really make tips work is if the tips showed up when using certain functions. For example, the first time you use MIDI in/out, VSTs, macros/PCEs, etc., in much the same way MS WORD would offer to help when it thinks you're trying to create a letter.
Then as each tip was read, it would not show again, unless the user checked a box to remind him later.

Overall it's a good idea! :D

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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2009, 21:12:01 »
The first tip should definitely be: OpenMPT can help you by giving you tips. Are you interested in getting tips? [yes] [no]
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2009, 21:14:53 »
That would be totally redundant and annoying. Afterall, a default TotD dialog has a nice "Show tips at startup" checkbox.
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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2009, 00:10:39 »
Jojo got a point here about the effects, dependent of the sample.
A tutorial song would be a good solution to show the codes and hear the result.
This is indeed about startup tips. Let's not confuse it with tips if mouseover.
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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2009, 16:42:28 »
Quote from: "Sam_Zen"
Jojo got a point here about the effects, dependent of the sample.
A tutorial song would be a good solution to show the codes and hear the result.
This is indeed about startup tips. Let's not confuse it with tips if mouseover.

True, a tutorial song would be a really good solution to document all sorts of tracking tricks. No need to create a coherent song : several independent sequences (with the same instrument set) could be made by several trackers to illustrate many effects.

Although I like Harbinger's idea of contextual tips I fear that it would be hard to achieve a really helpful while non-obtrusive way to do it. As Sam mentions, tips on mouseover (in the infobar) are good for this (and could use some more details maybe here and there).