Detached Port Popovers with enhanced behavioral attributes

As I'm learning Vuo still, popovers are one of my favourite debugging and WTFing tools in Vuo. I'd just like them to behave a bit more orderly.

I'd like detached popovers to

  1. Maintain minimum size unless size has been adjust (currently we cannot adjust their window size)
  2. Be size adjustable to see more data at times (less important)
  3. When opened, moved, closed, opened again: return to the previous (user preferred) moved position at least until I quit Vuo.

I arrange a series of popovers on the screen and they are watching lists, and i've deliberately made the lists short so I can see what is going on through the composition as I adjust an input value. Then I make the lists quite long (maybe by accident maybe intentionally) and either way when I return to short lists, the windows don't shrink to small windows again and they're all on top of each other. If I close popover tear offs, when I reopen them I need to reposition them.

I realise they stay at the bigger size possibly to stop them constantly adjusting size and slowing the editor down, so perhaps a one second delay could occur before returning to a minimally appropriate size?

Original minimal size: https://vuo.org/sites/default/files/styles/media_thumbnail/public/featur...

Bigger lists they expand: https://vuo.org/sites/default/files/styles/media_thumbnail/public/featur...

left behind: https://vuo.org/sites/default/files/styles/media_thumbnail/public/featur...

Sorry don't know what is going on with those tiny thumb images when you click the links. I uploaded screenshots, what happened after that i dont know :-)

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Minified/customizeable toolbar

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In many applications with a toolbar, you can right-click the toolbar to customize it (rearrange where the controls are). You can also add/remove control text/icons, and you can select "use small size" (Disk Utility is a reasonable implementation of the features mentioned - some lack the use-small-size option). There's also a hide option, though that doesn't seem useful in this situation.

It'd be nice on small-screen devices (like my MBA) to be able to reduce the toolbar size some.

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Get List Item index when connecting list to single port

Branched from an idea by Magneson on Add drawers to output ports right now when we connect a list to a non-list port we get :

• First Item
• Last Item
• Random Item
• And I guess when the "Allow List To Single Ports" will be implemented, the team will probably also add an "Iterate List" option.

The idea here would be to get also either a "Get Item at Index" that would have a sub-menu listing the indexes (may be a problem in the case of very very long lists) or better as Martinus suggested, a prompt that would allow us to enter an index value (integer).
This would avoid having to manually add "Get Item`nodes in between.

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