Change Widgets in Extract Time Steps Properties Panel
The resolution of issue #17437 (closed) (and several duplicates) has introduced a new parameter to the
Extract Time Steps filter named
Approximation Mode that subtly makes the properties panel a lot more confusing. The current properties panel looks like this:
There are two problems with the placement of this new parameter. First, there are now two "Mode" parameters, which are named
Approximation Mode. It is not clear at first glance why there are two modes and what the difference between the two are. The second problem is that
Mode controls another part of the GUI where different controls are offered depending on the setting of
Mode. But the
Mode widget is no longer adjacent to the other widgets it controls, which is confusing. To solve this problem, I'd like to see the following changes:
Change the name of
Modeto something like
Selection Modeto make it more clear what this mode controls.
Approximation Modeto the bottom of the properties. Users are unlikely to need to change this option, so it gets it out of the way and solves the issue of having the selection mode near the widgets it selects.
Approximation Modean advanced property. Again, few users will need to change it and many are not likely to understand the subtleties of its use anyway.