Ability to detach drawers and connect them to multiple nodes

[ Original title: Drawers as nodes (they really get in the way sometimes) ]

It would clean up design aesthetic and improve node compaction on canvas to have nodes as discrete nodes themselves to be moved wherever width expanded or contracted as required to preview source info. This came up ages ago in the UI design thread but I don't think i ever made it a FR.

Fig. 1. Drawers replacing the two drawers on the Render Scene to Window node in expanded state

Fig. 2. Drawers replacing the two drawers on the Render Scene to Window node in collapsed state

One consideration is informing the user that multiple connections are possible, dropping a second wire on the port would need to spawn the drawer node and join it to the new wire (and existing) not replace the existing wire.

One nice feature to add would be tinting all the wires going to drawer input ports (this would break with the current behavior for tinting, currently only wires connected to output ports get tinted in Vuo when one tints a node). Means all the input values for, say, a Calculation node are very hard to trace at times.

I did consider another way of neatening them: draw at the bottom of node. More than one port with drawer would require header for each list or drawer toggling, I suppose. Here the Objects port is underlined to indicate the Drawer contents is of that port. clicking the Window Settings port would replace Objects with the Window Settings drawer (with quick animation). Probably less practical than separate node, so I made FR for the separate node solution.

And drawers need to be closed sometimes…

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●●○○ — A few weeks of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

Zoom in/out/actual-size shortcuts like Adobe apps (and others)

I would really like to see:

Zoom in: Spacebar + Command + 'Click' with input stylus/mouse/touchpad

Zoom out: Spacebar + Command + Option + 'Click' with input stylus/mouse/touchpad

Something I advocated for long ago, before even Spacebar was deemed acceptable for Pan/Scrolling control (the whole modal discussion).

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

Remember canvas position when composition re-opened

Would be nice if compositions remembered canvas position, screen position and zoom level when saved and re-opened. I like to have a to-do list inside the comp and save it showing that list. I dislike the random opening position thing, it's almost unsettling when you're restarting Vuo from a crash or opening old compositions.

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

There are also feature requests for remembering editor window size and position and composition window size and position.

Expanded port value 'tooltips' not move when moving Composition Window when pressing (say) spacebar key

Sometimes i Have a bunch of these open and want to lift my comp window to gain more screen and I'd like to move it without readjusting 4-8 floating pallets every time I move the main window. I understand the reason for anchoring them to the main window, but sometimes it's undesirable, hence the request for a modifier key.

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

Highlight / visual cue to show connection between port and detached port popover

If you click on a port that already has been expanded into a floating palette window nothing happens. Maybe the palette window could blink off and on again or just some little signal flash in the title bar so it's easy to find out of a group of them.

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

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