A couple ideas:

  1. A keyboard shortcut to hide the Node Library, perhaps opt+cmd+return, or simply esc when the node library is in focus. (The View->Node Library->Show Node Library could change to ...->Hide Node Library when holding the option key with the menu open, to align the option with the usual Mac OS X UI.)
  2. The option to hide the Node Library upon inserting a node, like the Keep Patch Library visible after inserting patch QC preference, see image.


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Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro


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Part 1 was implemented in Vuo 2.0.0-beta3 — Esc key.


Cool !

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Cool !

If the name changed to show/hide we could specify a shortcut manually in the System Preferences.

The "close node library after inserting a node" option would be great on smaller screen ! I actually manually close it after each node added ;)

@seanradio the problem with

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seanradio the problem with that Sean, is that cmd-return opens the node library AND highlights the search function.
If the command to close would be the same, if you wanted to search/add several nodes, each time between each node the command would close the library and you'd have to hit the command again to search/add.

Ideally I would suggest best of both worlds :

a - like Philip said, an auto-hide as an option, probably better as a menu option with a shortcut that you can turn on/off.

b - Another shortcut to hide the library, like Philip suggested too, either option-cmd-return or shift-cmd-return.

So that you could use the (a) shortcut to keep the library on if you plan several nodes, use the cmd-return to each time to highlight the search bar and when you're done either auto-hide it with the (a) shortcut again, or close it with (b).

Since hiding the Node Library

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Feature status:
Open for community voting

Since hiding the Node Library had become less convenient than before with hidden toolbar labels (new in Vuo 2.0.0), we went ahead and added a shortcut key (Esc). (Also requested here.)

Full documentation: https://doc.vuo.org/2.0.0-beta3/manual/the-vuo-editor.xhtml#the-node-lib..., "Docking and visibility" section.

[Edit:] The 2nd part of the feature request, automatically hiding the Node Library after a node is created, is not yet implemented. So this feature request remains open for voting.

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